Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Another Family Slain in Juarez

Monday, October 3, 2011 |


Three members of the same family, including an eight-year-old boy, were shot and killed in this northern Mexican border city by a group of suspected cartel hit men, the second such incident in recent days, authorities said.

The boy and his parents were riding in their pick-up truck when they were attacked Friday by several armed men in another vehicle on one of the main thoroughfares in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, a municipal police spokesperson said.

Authorities have not yet revealed the identities of the victims or a possible motive for the attack.

On Wednesday, another family of three was killed inside their home in a popular Juarez neighborhood by eight armed men who burst into the residence.

More than 9,000 homicides have occurred from 2008 to the present in Juarez in a war for control of smuggling routes into the United States being waged by the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels with backing from hit men from local street gangs.

In 2010, drug-war-related violence in the border city claimed 3,100 lives.

Chihuahua state, where Juarez is located, has accounted for nearly 30 percent of the more than 40,000 deaths registered in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon militarized the struggle against the country’s drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006.

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Anonymous said...

the dad must of got his family in some shit

Anonymous said...

@7:10 PM

Way to jump to conclusions. You should become a detective with those deductive reasoning skills.

J said...

Continued tit for tat between...of course, GN and Juarez Cartel, and their gang allies, it's been said before by others and me, but these gangs under the cartels are probably responsible for a lot of it. They are well armed and acting out blood rivalries that probably go back 20 years. Peace won't be seen in Juarez in the next ten years, is my prediction.

Anonymous said...

I live in Juarez, and they have just informed that 4 people died at the scene. Two adults and two children. How sad.

Anonymous said...

Young assholes learning how to kill! A family is an easy target and then it just gets easier for the little assholes!

Anonymous said...

@7:22 lol yeh I know! can you imagine him as a detective at the crime scene? as the father is sitting on the curb bawling his eyes out then this guy gently puts his hand over his shoulder and looks at him and gently says to him "well you must have got your family in some shit!"

Anonymous said...

@7:37AM,
LOL..yea I know, can you imagine if you actually understood what you read that you would know the "father" was killed, as well. So, the "Detective" wouldn't be putting his arm around anybody..dumbass. Yea, it's so hard to imagine a family getting killed by cartel hitmen because of what another family member did, while being involved in the drug business..nah that never happens!

Anonymous said...

Just being related to someone in the business will get you killed sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

God bless America

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