By Chris Covert
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