From the archives: From the archive: MEXICO CITY – On Saturday, November 17, 2017 at around 2:15 a.m., two men, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 60s, were walking in front of the Casa Blanca del Plaza de la República, located in Mexico City.
The two men approached each other, pulled out knives and began attacking each other.
One of the men then stabbed the other, and they both died.
At the scene, police arrested two men in the same location who are suspected of killing the two victims.
In the past week, two other cases of people with ‘wanted to kill each other’ have been reported, according to local media reports.
A group of about 40 people gathered around a fire in the city center and lit it up to celebrate their Independence Day.
After the festivities, a group of men dressed in black and wearing masks approached them and began shouting ‘shoot them both!’
At that moment, they were stopped by police.
“The two men fled, and two men later identified themselves to the police as the assailants,” the police statement said.
During the police operation, one of the two men was identified as Roberto García, a member of the same gang as the two deceased assailants, police said.
García was later arrested, but his case is still being investigated.
The incident comes as authorities in Mexico have stepped up efforts to crack down on gang violence.
Last month, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law a new law that makes it a crime to kill another person for committing a violent crime.
This is a far cry from the days of lynchings and street-to-street assassinations in Mexico that were commonplace during the 1930s.
Authorities have also taken steps to protect communities from the spread of violence by creating special police units to monitor the flow of migrants from Central America, and are also making arrests more frequently for gang members who have been identified.
Police are still investigating whether the two murders are related, and police have not released the identity of the man who died.