Ciuadad Juarez, Chih - A gangland death squad killed at least 14 people, all but two of them high school students, and wounded as many as 14 others in an attack shortly after midnight Sunday in the bloody border city of Ciudad Juarez.
A squad of gunmen stormed a teenagers' party in a working-class neighborhood on the city's east side, a few minutes' drive from the city's police headquarters. The party was celebrating a championship soccer game between two high schools and one student's birthday.
While some of the attackers barricaded access to the residential street with their cars, others went room to room inside a small concrete house, firing into the crowd of some 60 partygoers, witnesses said. Some students escaped by jumping over garden walls or taking refuge in neighboring houses. Others were gunned down as they fled.
“They went directly into the house and started shooting,” an unnamed neighbor told El Diario, a Juarez newspaper. “Some people ran and they chased them down.”