El Chapo’s nephew has been killed during a suspected gang hit as a bloody cartel war rages on.
The bullet-ridden corpse of Enrique Homero Guzman Rocha, 45, was found during a wrecked Toyota Corolla in Culiacan, Sinaloa, this week.
His body was identified by relatives before being passed onto forensic experts for analysis.
Mexican paper El Universal claim the victim had survived a previous hit when a gang of armed assassins blasted his car in July 2019.
Enrique – the brother of 1 of El Chapo’s top henchmen – escaped with minor injuries.
His brother Juan Guzman Rocha was killed in 2011 after being kidnapped and tortured by an armed gang.
The grim discovery marks the newest escalation of a bloodthirsty fight for control of the Sinaloa cartel.
Last month the bodies of seven supposed cartel hitmen were discovered dumped on a mud road next to a bullet-riddled pickup .
It is believed the deaths were the results of a running gun battle between rival drug gangs.
Public security minister Cristobal Castaneda said: “There are seven bodies, most of whom were wearing tactical clothing and vests, apparently just one firearm was found.
“Clearly this is often a fight between gangs or organized criminal groups.”
He added that the rival groups had clashed on eight separate occasions within the area since May 29.
The bodies of nine others were also discovered following a separate attack.
Seven of the victims are believed to be local residents while the opposite two bodies haven’t been identified.
Castaneda added than an AK-47 assault gun was found next to at least one of the bodies.
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