Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Attacks Leave 8 Dead, 4 Wounded in Northern Mexico

Monday, January 30, 2012 |

Eight people were killed and four others wounded in attacks staged by gunmen over the weekend in the northern Mexican states of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, officials said.

Gunmen opened fire with assault rifles on a group of people in Torreon, a city in Coahuila, killing five people and wounding four others, prosecutors said.

“Two people died at the scene and first aid was provided to seven others who were wounded. Two of the wounded died later at University Hospital and another later at the Red Cross (Hospital),” the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office said.

The shooting happened around midnight Saturday in Nueva Rosita, a district in the western section of Torreon.

“Subjects aboard a white automobile opened fire with large-caliber weapons on several people,” the AG’s office said.

A 15-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were pronounced dead from gunshot wounds to the head at the scene, while Red Cross paramedics assisted six men and a woman.

Investigators found 16 .223-caliber bullet casings from AR-15 assault rifles at the crime scene, the AG’s office said.

The Sinaloa and Los Zetas drug cartels have been fighting for control of Torreon, resulting in a series of massacres over the past three years.

Police in Nuevo Leon, meanwhile, found three bodies in a city outside Monterrey, the state capital and Mexico’s most important industrial city.

The bodies of three men and a message to a drug cartel were found early Sunday in Cadereyta, located 37 kilometers (23 miles) east of Monterrey, the Nuevo Leon State Investigations Agency, or AEI, said.
Source: EFE

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Anonymous said...

Stay the Fuck out of Coahuila!!! Go fuck up Sinaloa or Juarez where they love that shit. A child was one of the dead. Enough said, Clean up this country now!


Mexico will fall to my feet.
Fabius Maximus- R.F.S.

Anonymous said...

They are pretty damn sick targeting innocents. It make them feel big and bad killing a 15 year old boy? just sick.

Anonymous said...

Lol.. si pendejo ..

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened in Matamoros today?
Imjustagirl

Anonymous said...

The 15 year olds over there who grew up in the drug cartel culture are years ahead of the typical American 15 year old. It never surprises me to see young people that age getting killed. Don't be so appalled.

Anonymous said...

If you find out, please share.

Anonymous said...

@ February 1, 2012 12:54 PM .15 is 15 you crank,you think that's a good age to die?Woop de fuckin doo,they older.Dayuuuum,boy,Mexico is so fucked.

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