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7 men and youths die in San Luis Potosi state

Monday, September 10, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Seven men and youths were shot to death near a private residence in San Luis Potosi state Sunday afternoon, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report posted on Provincia news website, the victims were at a residence in Soledad municpality in Cactus colony on  Calle Desierto del Sahara when armed suspects aboard two vehicles opened fire on the group.  Some news reports say an exchange of gunfire between the two groups took place.

Three of the males victims were killed inside the home and four died outside.  One of the victims was reportedly a 12 year old boy.

According to a news article posted on the website of Proceso news weekly, the shooters were aboard a Volkswagen Jetta sedan and a Honda Accord sedan.  The shooters dismounted to make their attack. 

The victims were outside the residence playing football and drinking beer when the attack took place, then scattered attempting to take refuge in a nearby residence.  Three died inside the home while the other four died outside.

A message was left on the body of the 12 year claiming the shooting victims were affiliated with Los Zetas criminal gang.

Chris Covert writes Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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12 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

If they were Zetas I have no sympathy...

Anonymous said...

Kill all zeros, I mean zetas

Anonymous said...

The fact they shot back is some proof they were bad characters as having a weapon on you is illegal.

I do feel sad about the 12 year old though. Bad luck his life ending so early and he probably too young to even know what he was really involved in and maybe was forced to go along with it.

Anonymous said...

New name for zetas is zerotes

Anonymous said...

Zetas getting best down bad!!!

Anonymous said...

12 year old kid?He didn't stand a chance as soon as he was born.Whatever and whoever,12 years old?
He didn't even get to shave.Sad whatever way you look at it.

Anonymous said...

Even for the 12 year old boy who knows nothing?

Anonymous said...

well said.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you zerote is for salvadoreans

Anonymous said...

You must be from there, don't take it personal but we will call zetas, Zerote's because they are pieces of mierda for what they are doing

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who lives in SLP and she is really scared.
She says the violence is getting crazier by the day...

Anonymous said...

sad, no matter how you look at it for the kid.

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