By Chris Covert
Five unidentified youths were shot to death on a private drive in Monterrey Wednesday afternoon, according to Mexican press reports.
The teens, all under age 18, had apparently admitted their shooters to a private gathering near the intersection of Privada Almazan and Calle Benitez in Topo Chico colony.
Three other individuals were killed in ongoing drug and gang related violence in and around Monterrey.
- The son of an unidentified Nuevo Leon state ministerial police agent was shot to death in an apparent mugging in Monterrey Tuesday night. The shooting took place at the agent's residence on calle Leopoldo Gonzalez Saenz in Burocratas Municipales colony. Apparently the shooters dismounted from a Nissan Tsuru sedan and demanded of the youth a handheld computer. When the youth refused, he was shot to death.
- A city worker in Apodaca was shot to death in Apodaca Wednesday. Jose Arnulfo Hernandez Diaz, 31, was working on a traffic signal near the intersection of calles Lopez Mateos and Concordia when armed suspects aboard a Volkswagen Jetta sedan fired on him. Hernandez Diaz attempted to seek refuge from the attack, but was brought down by gunfire. His attackers finished him off with shots to the head.
- An unidentified taxi driver was shot to death Wednesday morning in San Nicolas de los Garza municipality. The driver was aboard his taxi near the intersection of calles Arroyo and Vicente Acosta in the Valle de Santo Domingo colony, when armed suspects aboard a pickup truck and a sedan fired on him.
- A Mexican Army soldier was savagely beaten in Monterrey Wednesday. Jose de Jesus Jimenez, 23, was visiting a girlfriend when he was attacked by five men near the intersection of Avenida Alfonso Reyes and Calle José María Bocanegra in Industrial colony.
- A taco vendor was shot and wounded in Apodaca Wednesday. Mario Angel Sosa Aguilera was shot near the intersection of calles Chopo and Santa Rosa by shooters travelling aboard a Volkswagen Jetta. It is suspected the attackers were the same ones who killed an Apodaca city worker.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com