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INM condemns shooting attack against its office

Tijuana, Baja California — The National Migration Institute (INM) says they condemn the gunfire attack against their office in Tijuana. On April 8, a lone male drove to the facility from where he opened fire against the glass door before fleeing.

The front door was left shattered after being hit by numerous bullets. No one was inside the office at the time of the shooting. Security footage captured the man arriving in a dark vehicle from where he got out, walked to the office door and took aim.

In a statement, the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) said they “condemn the firearm attack against the immigration stay facilities in Tijuana, Baja California that occurred on the night of April 8, 2024.

The glass door was found shot numerous times.
Photo: INM April 8, 2024.

“The images of the attack were captured by the institution’s closed security circuit and show a person dressed in black who gets out of a compact car and approaches with a firearm in his hands and shoots directly towards the administrative offices.

“At the time of the event, no administrative staff was working.

Security cameras capture the man arriving in a car and walking toward the office. Photo: INM April 8, 2024.

“Immigration authorities presented the ministerial complaint and requested the presence of experts from the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic in the entity to carry out the investigations.

“The INM reaffirms its commitment to working for safe, orderly and regular migration in accordance with the law.”

Another camera captures the man shooting out the glass door to the INM office. Photo: INM April 8, 2024.

INM officials have not commented on a possible motive for the attack or the identity of the man seen in the footage.