Friday, April 30, 2010

Gunmen kill more than 20 in Juárez

Oh the Mess that is Jaurez !
It is not even a shock anymore to Hear about these Killings , it is just everyday life in Mexico !

El Paso Times
JUAREZ -- Gunmen killed more than 20 people -- eight in one slaying -- on Wednesday in one of the bloodiest days of the year.

There were multiple shootings outside a nightclub, outside a convenience store and outside an elementary school as the violence flared up with fury.

Juárez police reported shootings as the night wore on, but it was not immediately known how many were dead. One news outlet dubbed the event "Black Wednesday."

More than 40 homicides have occurred since Monday despite a heavy presence of federal police and soldiers in the city.

Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz said in a statement that the mass attacks were due to the worsening of a war between gangs linked to organize crime.

The most recent massacre involved the deaths of four young men in a car outside a convenience store off Cuatro Siglos boulevard, which runs parallel to the border highway in El Paso.

The day's single largest death toll was a shooting outside the Aristos bar near downtown.

The bloody bodies of eight men lay outside the bar amid bullet casings and glass beer bottles about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The mayor said Aristos closed about 2 a.m., and the eight men had been outside the bar when the shooting happened. All of them were shot in the head, officials said.

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