Saturday, May 14, 2011

3 women killed, 11 year old girl wounded in Chihuahua

Former Mayor of Balleza, Silvia Moreno Leal

EFE

Three women died and an 11-year-old girl was wounded in two separate attacks in the northern Mexican town of Balleza, the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office said Friday.

In the first assault, eight gunmen in two vehicles opened fire Thursday on former Mayor Silvia Moreno, 56, and 50-year-old Cecilia Medina, the wife of another erstwhile mayor, in front of a church.

Minutes later, other assailants shot Francisca Villar and her daughter as they were traveling in their car.

Villar was found dead inside the vehicle and the girl is in serious condition at a nearby hospital, the AG’s office said in statement.

Shell casings from AK-47 assault rifles – the weapon of choice for Mexico’s drug cartels – were found at both crime scenes.

Silvia Moreno was mayor of Balleza from 2004-2007. Her husband, Raul Fernandez, was gunned down outside the family’s home in 1998 while running for mayor, and the couple’s youngest child, 23-year-old Edwin Fernandez Moreno, was slain in January 2010.

Thursday’s deadly shootings prompted a deployment of federal police and army troops to Balleza, a town at the far southern end of Chihuahua.

5 comments:

  1. mother son and husband all killed wow

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  2. no end in sight!

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  3. I am from this region in Mexico, Balleza Chihuahua. An area notorious for drug trafficking but always was a peaceful area. Farming oommunity that had never seen this much violence but things have worsened. This has always been Chapo controlled territory but seems to be unstable right now. Wonder if she had this coming from being involved in organized crime or if she was really innocent???

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  4. her husband was killed in 1998....all the people who say things were so much better before Calderon's war need to pay attention. Do you hear Sicilia?

    This crap has been going on for decades and if Calderon stops the entire country would fall to the cartels.

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  5. Just Like the saying "plata o plumo"

    you can say about the future of Mexico;

    "drogas o Muerte"

    The Choice is Tragic.

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