A recent school shooting incident in Mexico left two dead, including the shooter and six other people wounded.
School shooting incident in Mexico City
MEXICO – With guns in both hands, an eleven-year-old student from a private school in northern Mexico open-fired in a crowd, killing one teacher and injuring six other people. The student then killed himself after the shooting incident.
This is the first school shooting incident in Mexico for 2020, which is a rare case in the city.
Among the wounded individuals are a teacher and five students. School officials didn’t see anything unusual from the student before the incident. The boy is known for being well-behaved and with good grades in class.
It was a simple phrase that the boy said to his classmates, which didn’t mean anything at all until he pulled out the guns and open fire.
Today is the day!
These were the last words the boy uttered before going to the bathroom to pull out his gun and commit the unprecedented school shooting incident.
Inspired by a first-person shooter game
Coahuila Governor Miguel Angel Riquelme believes that the violent incident was inspired by a game the student plays. The game Natural Selection is an immersive first-person shooter game that pits aliens against humans in an action-packed battle for survival. The boy wore a shirt with the game’s name designed on it.
The City Mayor of Torreon Jorge Zermeno told reporters that the student lives with his grandmother and is suffering from family trouble.
Aside from the influence of the video game the students play, there are no motives that investigators can exhaust from the incident. As of now, there is no further information that shows an imminent threat of violent motive.
School shooting incidents in the past
Despite the high record of violence-related incidents in Mexico, school shooting incidents are considered to be extremely rare.
The latest incident happened way back in January 2017, when a 15-year-old open fired in a school at Northern Monterrey. A wounded teacher died two months after the incident while the student shot himself and died at the hospital.
In May 2014, a heated argument between a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old resulted in the death of the 13-year-old after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.