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85 Killed so Far in TJ

Saturday, January 23, 2010 |

The number of homicides Increased to 85 in this border city so far in January.


Tijuana, BC - In less than 10 hours eight men were executed in five different parts of the city. Statistics of the total murders in Tijuana increased to 85 so far in January.

The Attorney General of the State (PGJE) reported the first death was recorded in the Red Cross and was a man who had been attacked with numerous gunshots to his body outside his home by unknown persons.

Relatives identified the victim as Lauro Bravo Rosas who died instantly at the scene.

Later in the community of Mariano Matamoros, located in the east side of the city, two brothers aged 18 and 22 years and another man of 62 years old were killed by sicarios who shot at them multiple times with a 9 mm caliber weapon.

The younger men were identified as Luis David and Juan Manuel Cortés López while the man in his 60's was identified as Carlos Swanquist Bustamante.

In the community of the Pípila La Presa, two others died from gunshots from a .45 and 9 mm caliber weapons. One of the deceased was found with an Id card in the name of David Macias Quitarte and the other's identity was not known.

Residents of the Centro reported finding a body in the community Mutualismo and Internacional. The body had six gunshot wounds from a 40-caliber weapon in various parts of the body. He was not identified and in according with the PGJE, he was between 30 and 35 years of age.

The most recent report was received in the community of Esmeralda.

There, ministerial agents found the body of a young man in the trunk of a Toyota Camry. His body was nude and had marks consistent with being restrained to his hands and legs. He also had a deep wound to his neck.

There was no one arrested for any of the homicides.

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