WHILE a young girl innocently played with her iPad, her blood-soaked dad was dying in the front car seat after being executed by gunmen – a chilling video shows.
“El Chelo Mafia” – the nickname of businessman Joel ‘N’ – was shot “at least seven times” in front of his two young daughters and his wife, say cops in Mexico.
As her dad is dying in the front car seat, one of his daughters can be seen continuing to play on her iPad[/caption]
The bloody death occurred in the city of Villahermosa in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco when El Chelo Mafia was suddenly fired upon.
Gruesome footage of his slaughter shows one of his young girls hunched over her electronic device and continuing to play a game in the vehicle, unaware that her father was dying in front of her.
Officers told local media that the man’s wife, identified as Malena ‘N’, and their daughters were unharmed in the gun attack.
Their names and ages have not been revealed.
Armed men intercepted Joel’s white Volkswagen and shot him, firing at least seven times – particularly at his head – causing fatal injuries, reports La Verdad.
The publication said that after shooting the dad in front of his family, the gunmen fled to an unknown destination.
The girl’s mum and sister are not seen in the clip, which was shared on social media, and it is unclear why they left the youngster in the car.
La Verdad says that Red Cross paramedics along with municipal and state police attended the scene, but the man had already died.
According to cops, Joel was stopped by gang members on the street earlier in the evening, but they fled when they noticed a patrol car.
No one has been arrested so far and the investigation is still underway.
It’s not clear at this stage why Joel was reportedly targeted by the hitmen.
Several days ago in the same area, an armed group broke into a house and killed a 27-year-old man and his young nephew.
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Criminal organisations are fighting for control in the Las Gaviotas neighbourhood, and at least 13 people have been killed in the past week, according to reports.
The area’s governor, Adán Augusto López Hernández, said it has not been easy trying to stop such executions.
He told Bajo Balabra: “We have made progress in some areas of security, and we have had setbacks in others. We are fighting [against culpable homicides] to the best of our ability.”
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