Mexico arrests suspect in Ciudad Juarez shooting attack on party.
The man tells reporters that assailants targeted the high-school party because members of a rival trafficking group were said to be in attendance.
Los Angeles Times
Officials summoned reporters to see the suspect, who said in their presence that the main Juarez-based drug cartel targeted the party because it had received reports that members of a rival trafficking group were in attendance.
Authorities said they arrested the suspect Monday afternoon after army troops interrupted the planned assassination of a drug rival. Killed during that gunfight was one of the men who allegedly supervised the assault on the party, in which dozens of young people packed a private home.
Officials said some of the same gunmen are believed to be responsible for the killings of four people Monday at a dance hall.
Authorities in the state of Chihuahua on Tuesday gave the number of dead as 15, though a day earlier they had said 16 died, a figure corroborated by local news reports.
Parents of the slain teens have denied that their children were involved in criminal activity.