Saturday, February 12, 2011
Guadalajara Bar Attack Death Toll Rises to Seven
GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (12/FEB/2011).- Guadalajara police confirmed that the death toll resulting from an early morning attack on a nightclub has risen to seven. Local authorities further report that 27 persons are injured.
The deceased, three women and four men, died as a result of injuries sustained due to fragmentation grenades and gunshots.
The Secretary of Public Safety of Jalisco indicated that the events occurred at approximately 4:10 a.m. at the Butter Bar on Avenida López Mateos and Aurelio Aceves, in the Minerva section of the capital.
According to the police chief, a subject stationed outside of the bar launched a grenade toward a crowd of people then ran off, escaping in a taxi. Other men fired shots at the entrance of the night club before speeding off in a white Cherokee.
Investigators gathered .9 and .45 mm shells from the scene.
Guadalajara police added that they found two women and one man dead on the scene, and that the other four died at nearby hospitals.
The 27 wounded are being treated at hospitals and their injuries are considered minor.