Nightclub shooting kills seven in Mexican Gulf state.
Tampico Tamaulipas — A shooting between rival gangs at a nightclub left seven people dead in a Mexican Gulf coast city besieged by drug-related battles.
Five men and two women were killed late Friday in the shooting between rival gangs at the nightclub in Tampico, the state government of Tamaulipas said on its Web site.
It gave no other details, and nobody was available for comment Saturday at the offices of the Tamaulipas state Public Safety Department or the prosecutors' offices. A narco-message on a green cardboard left on top of a dead man warned the owner of retaliation and was signed with three "Z's" a Zeta connection.
Nightclubs and merchants in the area have decided to close early from now on until further notice, due to anticipated drug cartel feuds in the area.