Monday, August 08, 2011

Five Youths Killed in border city

Five youths between the ages of 17 and 20 were shot and killed early Saturday in a suburb of this northern Mexican industrial city, security officials in Nuevo Leon state said. Police received a report early Saturday that five bodies had been dumped in plain view on a road on the north side of Monterrey’s metropolitan area, a spokesperson for the state’s Security Council said, adding that the killings bore the hallmarks of gangland violence. Detectives with the State Investigations Agency arrived at the Monterrey suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza’s Valle del Nogalar neighborhood, where the bodies were dumped, to inspect the crime scene. The five youths had “the look of gang members” and had each been shot multiple times, the spokesperson said. Investigators were trying to determine if the five victims may have been killed in another part of the city, since only one spent shell casing was found on the street. Nuevo Leon, which borders Texas, has seen about 1,000 homicides this year, most of them connected to a brutal turf war between the Gulf and Los Zetas drug mobs...more

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