Attack leaves nine injured, amongst them a two year old little girl whose mother was shot to death.
Februrary 19, 2011 - Torreón.- Unknown assailants shot up two bars near the Sector Alianza in Torreón, leaving a toll of five dead and at least nine injured, amongst them a two year old girl.
Authorites report that gunmen, dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered, arrived in three vehicles and used long arms in the attack on the Delicias and Montemorelos bars.
The gunmen entered the bars shooting, causing the death of four people and injuring nine, two of them eldery individuals.
Just before 8 p.m., the death toll rose to five with the death of Perla Selene Chaires, 34, a waitress who passed away at the University Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Melani Selene, who was with her when the attack occurred.
The injured are Martha Alicia Romero, a 61 year old waitress; Jesús Reyes Guerrero, 57; Melani Selene González, 2 years of age, and Domingo Leyva Espinoza, 50.
Also injured were Jaime Olguín González, 54; Luz María Leal Palacios, 48, and Gerardo Salas Puentes, a 46 year old musician.
Two unidentified men were taken to the Clínica 16, and are reported to be in serious condition.
According to witnesses, one of the men inside the bar returned the gunmen's fire, and was later taken into custody by state agents.
The municipal, federal, and state police, as well as the army were mobilized, but they failed to locate the gunmen.
According to witnesses, some hospitals refused to receive the injured, an allegation that is currently under investigation.