El Chapo's nephew fires gun in Mexican bar, wounds customer

Moment Chapo’s nephew Guanito pulls out gun and fires eight shots inside crowded Mexican bar and wounds a man – but cops don’t arrest son of fugitive Sinaloa Cartel leader

  • Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s nephew, Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán, was caught on video firing multiple shots at a bar in Mexico last Friday
  • El Guanito and several other men visited the Casanova bar in the western city of Culiacán  and were involved in a confrontation
  • He fired at least eight shots towards the bar ceiling before an accomplice continued to shot
  • A customer was wounded in the leg and face; the extent of the injuries are unknown 
  • The group were intercepted by the police in front of the bar, but allowed them to leave in five cars because they were outnumbered
  • El Guanito is the son of  Aureliano ‘El Guano’ Guzmán-Loera, who is wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on drug trafficking charges
  • A $5 million reward was offered in November for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of El Guano 
  • This is the shocking moment Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s nephew and his cohorts opened fired inside a packed bar in the western Mexico city of Culiacán, wounding one customer before allowed to go free by local police.

    Never-before-seen footage captured by a bargoer shows Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán shooting into the ceiling of the Casanova bar last Friday.

    Guzmán, the youngest son of Aureliano ‘El Guano’ Guzmán-Loera, let off at least eight shots and then aimed his gun at another individual in the area.

    Last month, the US State Department offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of his father for drug-trafficking, including fentanyl.








    Aureliano 'El Guanito' Guzmán opens fire inside a Culiacán, Mexico, bar last Friday. The gun shots fired by him and another man in his party left a customer with wounds to the leg and face. El Guanito and his accomplices were intercepted by the Sinaloa state police outside the bar but allowed to leave because they were outnumbered. The cops then initiated a pursuit after backup arrived but were not able to produce any arrests

    Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán opens fire inside a Culiacán, Mexico, bar last Friday. The gun shots fired by him and another man in his party left a customer with wounds to the leg and face. El Guanito and his accomplices were intercepted by the Sinaloa state police outside the bar but allowed to leave because they were outnumbered. The cops then initiated a pursuit after backup arrived but were not able to produce any arrests

    Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán (pictured in January 2016) is serving a life sentence in the United States

    Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán (pictured in January 2016) is serving a life sentence in the United States

    Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's brother, Aureliano 'El Guano' Guzmán-Loera, is accused by the U.S. Department of State of 'international' drug trafficking. The agency announced a $5 million reward for information that could lead to his arrest and/or conviction

    Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s brother, Aureliano ‘El Guano’ Guzmán-Loera, is accused by the U.S. Department of State of ‘international’ drug trafficking. The agency announced a $5 million reward for information that could lead to his arrest and/or conviction

    In the video, another member of Guanito’s party fired at least two more shots and another man could be seen pointing his gun towards the crowd as customers scrambled for safety. 

    One man was wounded in the leg and face. The extent of his injuries are unknown. 

    Additional video footage shows three men confronted by the police outside the bar and being instructed by one of the individuals to stand down and lower their weapons.

    The cops obliged before Guzmán and the rest of the group sped off in five vehicles, Sinaloa state security chief Cristóbal Castañeda said.

    Castañeda added that the police officers, who were patrolling the area aboard four motorcycles, allowed Guzmán and the other gunmen to leave the scene because they were outnumbered.

    The cops and a backup unit initiated a pursuit, but were unable to make any arrests.

    El Chapo's nephew, Aureliano ‘El Guanito' Guzmán, aims his gun at an individual inside a bar in Culiacán, Mexico, last Friday

    El Chapo’s nephew, Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán, aims his gun at an individual inside a bar in Culiacán, Mexico, last Friday

    Still image of a video shows gunmen linked to El Chapo's nephew, Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán, in a stare down with Sinaloa state police officers, whom they told to lower their weapons before the escaped from a restaurant where they shot a customer in the leg and face last Friday in the western Mexico town of Culiacán

    Still image of a video shows gunmen linked to El Chapo’s nephew, Aureliano ‘El Guanito’ Guzmán, in a stare down with Sinaloa state police officers, whom they told to lower their weapons before the escaped from a restaurant where they shot a customer in the leg and face last Friday in the western Mexico town of Culiacán

    Guanito’s father and three other high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel members have been accused in an Arizona federal court of running ‘the international distribution of controlled substances, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.’

    Mexican media outlets have reported that El Guano and El Chapo’s four sons, known as ‘Los Chapitos,’ have been involved in an internal conflict over the control of the Sinaloa Cartel since the feared drug lord’s extradition to the United States, where he is serving a life sentence.  

    El Guano is wanted by Mexican authorities for reportedly orchestrating the September 29, 2016, ambush that left six soldiers dead and 10 people, including a paramedic, wounded after his henchmen freed Julio Óscar Ortiz Vega following his arrest in the Sinaloa municipality of Badiraguato.

    El Guanito, his wife, Giselle Zepeda López, and five other people were taken into custody in October 2015 while the military was in pursuit of El Chapo in the Sinaloa municipality of Tierra Blanca.

    However, they were all released from jail months later after authorities determine there wasn’t enough evidence to charge them with any crime.