By Chris Covert
Six unidentified individuals were shot to death in three separate shootings in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon Saturday, according to Mexican news accounts.
Armed suspects travelling aboard several vehicles burst into a residence near the intersection of calle Cuarta Oriente and Luis Donaldo Colosio in San Gilberto colony in Santa Catarina, a suburb of Monterrey.
Two men and a woman were killed at the scene, while a fourth victim was found a short distance away also shot to death.
Reports say two other people were shot, presumably by the same armed group, one near the intersection of calles San Juan del Rio and San German, and another on Calle San Juan.
Sales of drugs are suspected in the shootings.
Seven other individuals were murdered or found dead in and around Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
- Two unidentified men were shot to death in Juarez, Nuevo Leon late Friday night. The victims were attacked near the intersection of calles San Ángel and Natalia in La Trinidad colony. Several spent shell casings for AR-15 assault rifles were found at the scene.
- Three city workers for Cadereyta Jimenez municipality were shot to death Friday morning as they were working on water pipes. The shooting took place at around 1100 hrs near the intersection of Cadereyta-Allende highway at the seven kilometer marker near the village of El Castillo.
- Two unidentified men in their 20s were fond shot to death. The victims were found on the Santiago-San Mateo Road at the 15 kilometer marker, outside the Dos Hermanos ranch. They had been beaten before being shot.
- An unidentified man was detained following a shooting and a pursuit in Monterrey Friday evening. A Fuerza Civil patrol attempted to stop the suspect who was driving a Jeep Patriot SUV near the intersection of avenidas Ocampo and Pino Suarez. The subsequent pursuit damaged seven vehicles mostly by gunfire, before the pursuit ended.