Three out of five routes of entry and Morelia's main exit were blocked by alleged drug-traffickers, who shot at cars that were travelling along the road and then used them as barricades. Morelia, Mexico. 09/12/2010
Update: At 19:00, armed men returned to block Morelia's principal routes. The delinquents waited the dusk to return to attack. The initial report informs that several vehicles were inflamed, as well as shops of self-service and gas stations.
About 10:00hrs, local time, the police received a report saying several armed men, dressed in black were shooting at cars along the exit route to Morelia's city, the capital of Michoacán's state.
In total there were three blocked exits: the north road, which leads to Guanajuato; the south road, which leads to the interior of the state, and the west road, which leads to Jalisco.
The police do not have leads on who the persons in charge of these assaults were, since the attackers escaped.
In the final report, the state authorities informed that on the north road, six vehicles were shot, whereas on the west way two trucks were burnt and in the southern part an 80-year-old man was hurt by the aggressors.
The aggressors used AR-15 weapons, of exclusive use of the army in Mexico, and AK-47s, better known as " horns of goat ".
After a couple of hours, the authorities were able to open the traffic for along all routes.