Nine people, including a 16-year-old girl, were wounded when unidentified assailants threw a grenade in a business district in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, police said.
The attack happened around 7:00 p.m. Monday in Matamoros, located across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, a police spokesman said.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, witnesses testified to seeing an unknown man walk towards the store, located at 11th and Abasolo, and throw the grenade into the crowd of innocent bystanders.
The injured were identified as Monica Cobos, 18, Alonso Maldonado, 19, Leopoldo Ascona, 23, Guadalupe Garcia, 37, Cristina Mar, 17, Abigail Castillo, 16, Noemi Esmeralda Fogar, 37, Juan Ignacio Salas, 36, and his wife Delia Gonzalez, aged 35.
All nine victims were taken to a nearby hospital and received medical attention for shrapnel injuries, at this time, Abigail Castillo remains hospitalized in grave condition.
Sources: Grupo Reforma, EFE, LAHT