Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Torreon: 11 youths executed in drug rehab center.
A group of gunmen traveling in five vehicles entered the “La Victoria” alcohol and drug rehabilitation center in the city of Torreon, Coahuila, and opened fire one the patients and staff of the facility, killing eleven and wounding several others, at least two seriously.
The incident took place around 5:30pm Tuesday. The center is located on Avenida Guerrero and Calle Juan Pablos. The motive for the attack is unknown but it is not uncommon for these centers to become recruitment sites for gangs and then become targets for retaliation by rival groups.
Police spokesmen reported that dead bodies were found on both floors of the two story facility, in the bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and food pantry. The gunmen entered on the ground floor and shot their victims as they moved up to the second floor.
Release of the names and sex of the victims is pending.