At least 5 dead following May shooting in Mexico gay bar
- On May 22, gunmen entered La Madame in Xalapa, Veracruz, and opened fire, with reports indicating between five and seven dead and 12 to 14 injured.
- Reports indicate that six men entered the bar and began firing on patrons, with at least one witness reporting the attackers targeted a group of men before firing randomly on those present.
- Security officials blamed the shooting on a territorial dispute by drug cartels, while LGBT activists argued police were downplaying the homophobic nature of the crime.
“Cae presunto implicado en ataque al bar ‘Madame’” (El Universal, in Spanish)
“Ataque en bar de Xalapa fue contra ocupantes de una mesa: testigo” (Milenio.com, in Spanish)
“The Massacre at a Mexican Gay Bar That No One Talked About” (teleSUR English)
“7 people were killed in a Mexico gay bar, but it’s not big news” (PinkNews)
(Image Credit: El Universal)