MEXICO CITY Four members of a family, including two children, were shot and burned at a ranch in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, officials said.
Municipal police officers put out a fire Friday night burning at a house located on the ranch, Huejuquilla el Alto Mayor Martin Madera said.
The ranch is about seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from Huejuquilla el Alto, Madera said.
Officers also found two SUVs burning on the property, the mayor said.
Investigators discovered the bullet-riddled and charred bodies on Saturday of a woman, a man, a 6-year-old boy and a 1-year-old boy in the smoldering wreckage of one of the SUVs.
The victims were all members of the same family, Madera said.
The victims, according to investigators, were shot and then placed in the vehicle, which was torched along with the other SUV and the ranch house, the mayor said.
It looks like the prosecutors have leads, but we do not know anything else, Madera said.