Police enter the pavilions of the prison compound.
The Litoral Penitentiary once again became the scene of a massacre: 52 prisoners killed and 10 wounded. That is the preliminary result of the shooting reported in that prison.
Police reports circulating this Saturday morning speak of these figures, which could increase with the passing of the hours.
The Police are touring the pavilions at this time. A rifle, 10 sticks of dynamite, and two pistols have been detected.
A police report states that the riot at the Litoral Penitentiary began at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
The last massacre was registered on September 28. There, 118 inmates died. More than 75% of the inmates of the pavilion where the massacre took place in prison Number 1 in Guayaquil did not have an enforceable sentence and 61.3% of those killed were between 20 and 30 years old.
So far in 2021 there have been 265 violent deaths in prisons. In the Penitentiary there are more than 180 cases due to the fight between gangs that dispute the territories, inside and outside the prison, for drug trafficking.
Shots in the Penitentiary were heard until the early hours of this Saturday
As with the September massacre, strong videos began to circulate on Saturday morning corresponding to the massacre. In one of them, a group of inmates is seen cremating bodies in a courtyard. Videos of injured inmates were also circulating. The Police have not confirmed that it is this mutiny.
Several videos went viral during the night of Friday and early this Saturday about the new incidents reported in the Litoral Penitentiary.
Neighbors of the surrounding areas and even of urbanizations that are kilometers from the Penitentiary, in front of the Daule River, reported gusts during the night.
The Police mobilized elements to the area of the penitentiary after learning of the new confrontations of inmates.
The hashtag #PenitenciariaDelLitoral has been a trend since Friday night due to the riots.
Detainees transmitted videos from the Penitentiary in which they asked for help and expressed their fear at the gunshots that were heard in the pavilions.
“They want to get in through one of the doors … Help us with the Police, with the military,” said an inmate from a transmission on social networks.
New incidents at the Litoral Penitentiary are recorded on the night of this Friday 12; a section of the road to Daule was closed to vehicular traffic
The versions that circulated indicated that inmates from pavilions 3 and 6 were trying to enter pavilion 2. It is known that pavilion two is led by an inmate named Ben 10. Pavilions 3 and 6 are led by alias JR.
Dozens of families went to the outside of the Penitentiary to find out the status of their relatives.
During the early morning, images of deceased people circulated, but until 07:00 the authorities did not confirm the injuries or deaths.
Given the situation that existed in the Penitentiary, the road to Daule was closed to traffic and that caused severe congestion.
Just around 07:00 this Saturday, the ATM reported that the circulation on the road to Daule was normalizing. (I)