At approximately 1400 local time (2100 UTC) on 20 May 2023, gunmen attacked individuals gathered at a racing event held in the town of San Vicente, Baja California state — which is located approximately 3 km (2 mi) southeast of downtown Ensenada. The attackers, who were armed with military grade firearms, arrived at the venue in a van and opened fire on the drivers and attendees of the off-road racing event, killing 10 people and wounding nine others. The suspects fled the scene as reinforcements for security personnel arrived. The motive for the attack is under investigation. Authorities have announced that additional members of the Mexican National Guard and military will be deployed to Ensenada in the coming days