San Felipe Assistant Police Chief Erick Aguilera and Commander Norberto Ornelas Nava were shot to death.

According to media reports, the incident occurred at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Ramon Valdez was not injured in the assault, according to media reports.

The state Department of Public Safety said the incident took place in San Felipe’s Fraccionamiento Playas area.

Police officers and military personnel were deployed to the scene.

The suspects were cruising in a brown SUV, according to the reports.

The state Attorney General’s office confirmed the deaths.

Attorney General Iván Carpio said at least eight individuals took part in the shooting.

The suspects fled in two vehicles.

During the fleeing, the suspects dropped the weapons used in the assault.

The authorities found 38 bullet casings at the scene.

Carpio said a man allegedly involved in the assault was arrested.

San Felipe Mayor José Luis Dagnino expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased police officers.

“They were two men of law and value who died while in duty,” Dagnino wrote in social media.

From France, Governor Marina Avila wrote on Facebook 12 hours after the murder that Baja California condemns all forms of violence.

After lamenting the deaths, the governor said the state will collaborate with the Police Department to bring justice in the case. “From the state government we will work in order to make San Felipe residents feel safe,” Gov. Avila said.

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