14-year-old nicknamed ‘El Chapito’ allegedly shoots up family birthday party in Mexico, 8 killed
A 14-year-old boy allegedly opened fire on a family in a drug-related mass shooting in Mexico recently, according to the Daily Mail.
The teen, nicknamed “El Chapito” after the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, allegedly participated in a shooting that left eight people dead.
The boy is said to have pulled up on a motorcycle before opening fire on the family birthday party in the low-income Mexico City suburb of Chimalhuacan.
In addition to the eight deceased, five more adults and two children were injured in the havoc. One of the children is said to be 3 years old. Motives for the shooting are unknown; however, the murders are alleged to be gang- or drug-related given the nature of the suspects.
Another man nicknamed “El Nono” was arrested in connection with the violent attack, with seven additional gang members reportedly being charged with drug-related crimes, according to Mexico’s federal public safety department.
While the young boy’s real name was not released, “El Chapito” translates to “the little boy,” and “El Nono” translates to “the ninth.”