Rival gangs and police exchange fire inside a restaurant in Mexico

Gang war breaks out at Mexican restaurant leaving one dead and three injured, including a cop, after mobsters try to kidnap a rival member sparking a deadly shootout

  • The gang war reportedly broke out after one drugs gang attempted to kidnap a rival member at Los Oates restaurant, in the Jalisco municipality
  •  A mobster was killed in the ensuing shootout between the gangs, while two male waiters and an off-duty police officer were wounded
  • The gunmen can be seen in a video placing the body of a wounded gang member in the back of a pickup truck before he was left at a hospital where he later died  

At least one person was killed and another three were injured after two rival gangs opened fire on each at a high end Mexican restaurant Monday.

The gang war reportedly broke out after one drugs gang attempted to kidnap a rival member at Los Oates restaurant, in the Jalisco municipality of Zapopan, according to Jalisco State Attorney General Gerardo Solis. The gangs involved had not yet been identified.

A mobster was killed in the ensuing shootout between the gangs, and police who responded to the scene, while two male waiters and an off-duty police officer were wounded.

Surveillance footage from the restaurant captured the moment after the kidnapping attempt, when a group of gunmen entered and opened fired at a table of rival gang members, all wearing bulletproof vests.

A gunman aims his gun at an individual inside a restaurant in Zapopan, Mexico, during a kidnapping attempt Monday afternoon that resulted in a shootout between two rival criminal groups and cops. Two waiters and an off-duty cop were wounded, and an assassin linked to the gunman’s group was shot dead, according the Jalisco state prosecutor’s office

According to a preliminary report issued by Solis on Monday evening, the injured off-duty cop and another police officer, were outside the restaurant when he heard the commotion. Both bravely ran inside to confront the gunmen, and opened fire. 

Video shows around 15 gang members diving for safety to avoid the hail of bullets. 

The footage also shows members of gang who first opened fire, tending to their fatally injured accomplice after he had been shot.  

It appears that the would-be kidnapping victim was able to flee in the chaos, when his gang turned up and opened fire. 

A second video, recorded by a resident outside the restaurant, shows the gunmen loading the man’s body into the flatbed of a pickup truck. The gang, who were armed with military rifles, then jump in four vehicles and follow the pick up truck as they flee the scene. 

Gunmen place the body of one of their accomplices in the back of a pickup truck before fleeing a restaurant in Zapopan, Mexico, where they had a shootout with a rival group on Monday. The wounded assassin was dropped off at a hospital where he was declared dead, according to Jalisco State Attorney General Gerardo Solis.

Video recorded by residents in Zapopan, Mexico, captures the moment an alleged gang member opens fire before he and his accomplices escaped from a restaurant where they were involved in a shootout with a rival group and cops during a kidnapping attempt on Monday

Solis said the unidentified gang member was declared dead at a local hospital where the gunmen had dropped him off. 

At least 100 bullet casings from military rifles and handguns were recovered from the crime scene. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, Solis’ office and the state and local police had not announced any arrests.

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