Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gunmen Kill 5 Members of Family in Northern Mexico

Five members of a family, including a teenager and two small children, were gunned down in a town in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors said. The victims – two women, a 15-year-old boy, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, were shot dead inside their house in El Terrero, a community outside the city of Guadalupe y Calvo, the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office said. Guadalupe y Calvo is located south of Chihuahua city, the state capital. The gunmen were looking for a specific person and opened fire on the women and children when they failed to find the target, the AG’s office said. The gunmen picked up all of their shell casings to make it more difficult for investigators to gather evidence, the AG’s office said. Chihuahua is Mexico’s most violent state and home to Ciudad Juarez, a gritty border metropolis located across the border from El Paso, Texas, where more than 900 people have died in drug-related violence this year...more

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