(BREITBART) — CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — The war between two rival factions of the Los Zetas Cartel has set off an unstoppable wave of violence that continues to spread death and terror. This week, the violence spiked with seven executions and a gun battle that killed six others in a span of less than 24 hours.
The most recent violent event took place on Thursday early morning when authorities faced off with six cartel gunmen at a stash house in the Jacarandas neighborhood. The Tamaulipas government revealed that three gunmen died in the gun battle–but also found the bodies of three victims who appeared to have been previously executed.
Less than 24 hours before the fight, the streets in Ciudad Victoria were once again filled with blood when a team of gunmen pulled up to a house asking for an organized crime member. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Tamaulipas government revealed that after failing to find their rival, the gunmen executed four men that were inside the house.
The victims were identified as 56-year-old Raul Avalos Guerra, a Taco restaurant owner; 35-year-old local businessman Antonio Sanchez Soto, 24-year-old Taco stand worker Raul Alejandro Sanchez Alfaro and 19-year-old Daniel Antonio Avalos Aladro, a baseball player for the Los Broncos team in Reynosa.