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Another shooting outside Torreon Corona stadium, 6 dead

Monday, September 5, 2011 |

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At least six people were killed, including three police officers, when a group of gunmen attacked two police units outside a soccer stadium in northern Mexico on Sunday, officials said on Monday.

The shootings occurred at around 8 p.m. local time on Sunday night outside the Territorio Santos Modelo sports complex, which houses the Santos Laguna soccer club stadium in Torreon, Coahuila and on a highway in San Pedro, Coahuila, when at least three vehicles carrying several gunmen attacked the police patrol units.

State District Attorney of the Laguna I Delegation and the Municipal Public Security Bureau said the shootout began near the Iberoamericana University on the highway to San Pedro when the gunmen attacked the first patrol unit, injuring at least two police officers.

Moments later, a second incident was reported after the group of gunmen attacked a second police unit outside the Terrirtorio Santos Modelo complex. During the shootout, two workers who were painting outside a gas station died, as well as an unidentified man who had been previously detained and was inside the patrol unit. In addition, several police officers were injured.

Emergency teams arrived at the scene, and the injured police officers were rushed to local hospitals. One of the officers died at around 9 p.m. local time. Two more police offers later succumbed to their wound and were declared dead shortly after 10 p.m. local time.

The gunmen were able to flee as they threw 'puncturing' objects from their vehicles, damaging the patrol units.

On August 20, another shooting occurred at the same soccer stadium during a game between Santos Laguna and Morelia, as gunmen reportedly targeted local police chief Adelaido Flores Diaz. One police officer was wounded during the incident, which caused fans to panic and run for cover. Players also fled to the locker rooms as the game was called off.




Additional links:

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Suman 6 muertos tras balacera afuera de estadio de Santos

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9 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

In Mexico the Criminals hunt the police, I wonder if there is any other country where this is the situation?? At some point Mexico will be forced to develop a FUNCTIONING LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Labor-Day-Violence-New-York-City-shootings-129268118.html

And 46 shot in NYC over the weekend alone...no country is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Torreon Bob Bradley.

ajulio said...

Same shit. Same place. Same thugs. Same country.

And the end result will be the Same as well.

just call me psychic.

Anonymous said...

Comparing NY to Mexico after labor day weekend and saying no country is perfect is really not looking at the big picture. NYC has had less than 300 murders in 2011. In that same period, the state of Sinaloa for example, has had 1,328 murders. And keep in mind that Sinaloa has a population about 1/3 the size NYC. Lets not forget also that most parts of Mexico have a poverty rate hovering around 50%. So before you go touting some statistics about the US, look at the facts. Even NYC, a city some americans would consider more prone to violent crime, is a much safer, better place to live, than the Mexican cities which are hit by violence right now.

Anonymous said...

September 6, 2011 9:58 AM I don't know what it is about poverty but I have to tell you, many people I know here in the U.S don't have money for a fucking beer no more and the quality of life is not what it used to be.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:59

Most of the people I know who work construction, wait tables, and drive taxis, still manage to have cable TV and high speed internet. I don't know what your considering as indicators of quality of life, but if your so poor you can't afford a beer, maybe you shouldn't be spending your money on beer.

Anonymous said...

Delta Force vs the mexican cartels......lets set it up............let's dance

Anonymous said...

You Americans haven't realized that as long as you keep using drugs in such massive quantities the traffic will not stop and things will get even worse. It's a matter of common sense!

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