Mexican authorities said El Salto, Jalisco, recently saw a gunfight that followed an attempted kidnapping. Nine persons were shot and killed during a confrontation between the attackers and local police. Four of the officers were shot and instantly died, while five of the attackers were slain.

According to Milenio, authorities were notified of a kidnapping at #34 Medellin Street in El Salto via a 911 call. According to investigators, a group of armed individuals invaded the home and tried kidnapping two residents of the said property.

The police saved two people that the armed men attempted to abduct. They were also able to apprehend three of the kidnappers following the gunfight.

According to La Razon, when police arrived at the location, the armed men fired at them, with four of the cops going down. The cops would seek backup and subsequently receive reinforcements from local police, agents from the Prosecutor's Office, the Mexican Army, the Metropolitan Police, and police from other municipalities. After the reinforcements arrived, the authorities successfully resisted the attack and secured not just the abduction victims, but they have also now cordoned the area off and are probing it for further clues.

All nine victims of the conflict have had their bodies brought to the Semefo after the fight. Milenio added that a woman was one of the kidnappers who were killed. The two kidnapping victims are now in police custody and undergoing medical treatment. El Occidental reported that some kidnappers could still escape, using the roofs to dodge officials.

One of the most violent drug cartels in Mexico is based in the state of Jalisco, and it is also in charge of a number of local killings and kidnappings. Numerous serious criminal cases in the state have been linked to the cartel by authorities. Locals claimed that shooters from the Jalisco Cartel had kidnapped and maybe killed people they believed to be affiliated with rival gangs.

Nemesio "El Mencho" Oseguera Cervantes, who has continued to avoid capture, is currently in charge. A $10 million reward is being offered by the American government for information leading to his capture, making him one of the most wanted men in the country.

According to local media, the Jalisco Cartel has made Jalisco state in Mexico its primary stronghold. Even El Mencho's close friends and family members live in the state where the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, or Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), got its moniker, according to the reports.

One of the most powerful figures in the Jalisco Cartel, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Hernandez, alias "El Senoron," was detained early this year. He was taken into custody without firing a shot, unlike the horrific shootout that took place in El Salto.

TOPSHOT - A staff member of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office for Missing Persons works at El Mirador neighborhood, in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, state of Jalisco, Mexico, on November 22, 2019. - Mexico's Prosecutor's Office informed on December 14, 2019, after 23 days of work, that the remains of at least 50 people were found in a clandestine common grave in Tlajomulco de Zuniga. ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images

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