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Bullet holes, burned cars in town where Guzman hid

STORY: This is the aftermath of the shootout between Mexican security forces and gang members in the town of Jesus Maria, where Ovidio Guzman, son of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was captured on Thursday (January 5).

There are bullet marks on walls and doors and a dozen damaged vehicles.

I saw the helicopter from my house, said Blanca, a neighbor. They were shooting at my parents’ house. I think the helicopter burned all those cars. It was dangerous.

Resident Jose Rios said he was told to stay indoors.

"We tried to leave the house at 2 p.m. We asked permission to go out of the house with the whole family, and the officers told me no, that it was too dangerous. We left the house the next day to look for a phone signal to tell our families that we were safe."

Guzman was extracted by helicopter from where he was caught and flown to Mexico City before being taken to a maximum security federal prison, said Mexico's defense minister.

The arrest spurred the powerful Sinaloa Cartel to go on a rampage, setting vehicles on fire, blocking roads, and fighting security forces in and around Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa.

Nineteen suspected gang members and 10 military personnel were killed.

Ovidio Guzman emerged as a leader in the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world’s foremost narcotics groups, after his father’s arrest in 2016.