Ignacio Vasquez
Occupation Policeman

February 1, 1960

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date January 31, 1960
Location(s) San Francisco Piletas, Mexico
Target(s) Ordaz family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Shotgun

Ignacio Vasquez was a Mexican police commander who killed seven people in San Francisco Piletas, a village in Palmar de Bravo, Mexico on January 31, 1960. He committed suicide the next day.

Vasquez fired with a shotgun into a bus that had stopped to let off some passengers, killing Antonio Romulo Ordaz, Ordaz's mother, two of his brothers, and two of his sisters, as well as a seventh man. Ordaz had been accused of killing Vasquez's brother several years prior.[1][2][3]

According to other sources the man's name was given as Martínez and he killed Ordaz, his wife, and their two children inside their home with a pistol.[4]


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