The murder of a young family in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico on the night of January 29 has shocked the world and many are taking to social media to denounce the extreme violence.
Juan Alberto Pano Ramos, 24, his 7-month-old son Marcos Miguel Pano Colón and 17-year-old Alba Isabel Colón were gunned down while stepping out of a store in Pinopeta Nacional, Oaxaca. It’s not yet known why they were killed or if it was drug or gang related.
A picture of the family has gone viral and shows the mom hunched over surrounded by blood splatters, the dad on the ground with a bloody, white t-shirt, while his son is cradled between his torso and his left arm, almost in the same position as the 3-year-old Syrian refugee, Aylan Kurdi, who washed up on Turkish shores after drowning; his death highlights the plight of Syrian refugees.
Cartoonist Rafael Pineda Rapé created the following image to bring light to the violence:
On February 8, three suspects, Juan Antonio Lopez Lopez, Arturo Arzate Vargas and Oscar Silver Idael Olmedo Lopez, were detained during a night raid according to the Oaxaca State’s Attorney’s Office.
Still, social media is outraged and #PinotepaNacional has been trending denouncing the gruesome murder:
Heartbreaking, I'm done with humanity. This world is a disgusting place #PinotepaNacional
— Sammi (@SammiiWatts) February 4, 2016
— Stefano Balocco (@StefanoBalocco) February 2, 2016
my heart goes out to Mexico in these times of ongoing terror. so many families including my own forced to live in fear #PinotepaNacional
— Viv ✌️ (@VivianLyzette) February 3, 2016
My heart hurts after seeing that brutal image. I want to sob. #PinotepaNacional
— Jordan Bernstein (@LegitimateGeek) February 2, 2016
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