At least 13 people, including a child and a woman, have been killed in the ongoing drug-related violence in the restless northern territories of Mexico.
Mexico's justice department officials in the northern state of Chihuahua say that an eight-year-old boy and a woman are among victims of criminal gang violence on Friday.
Bodies from separate shootings have also been recovered from the world's 'deadliest' city of Ciudad Juarez, where drug cartel gunmen are alleged to go on daily killing sprees.
"Gunmen aboard two vehicles killed five people, including a woman, who were inside a car in a carwash parking lot in Chihuahua," the state justice department announced.
Owner of a dry cleaner business is executed outside his business located in Lago de Pátzcuaro y Paseo Triunfo de la República.
Two men were shot tonight when they were in the parking lot of a business on board their pickup truck, the incident was registered on the streets Copaiba y Clouthier.
This afternoon there was also violent act against a man driving on the streets Eje Vial and Barranco Azul. It was learned that the victim received several bullet wounds to his body.
There have also been reports of killings elsewhere in the southern Chihuahua town of Creel where the bodies of two brothers were found.
About 2,300 people have so far lost their lives in Ciudad Juarez where the victims are usually sprayed with bullets at close range.
Mexico's notorious drug cartels have stepped up their violence despite the federal government's deployment of 8,500 soldiers in the region to help quell outlaw gangs that run a gamut of criminal activities in the country's border areas across from Texas, US.