By Chris Covert
Three unidentified individuals were shot to death in front of a bar in Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua state early Monday morning, according to Mexican news accounts.
According to a news item posted on the website of La Polaka news daily, the victims, two men and a woman were shot in front of La Academia bar near the corner of calles Zaragoza and Cardenas in Primero de Mayo colony in southern Ciudad Juarez at around 0200 hrs.
Four other unidentified individuals were killed or were found dead in Ciudad Juarez since Sunday night, according to separate news reports which appeared in La Polaka news daily.
- An unidentified man was shot to death in southern Ciudad Juarez Monday. The incident took place near the intersection of calles Fragata and Trasatlantico in Hacienda de las Torres colony, where armed suspects approached the victim, who was a street vendor, then shot and killed him.
- An unidentified man was found shot to death in Ciudad Juarez Monday. The victim was found near the corner of calles Barbachano and Yepomera.
- An unidentified man was found strangled to death in Ciudad Juarez Monday. The victim was found inside a residence near the corner of calle Carlos Amaya and Ramon Alcazar. in Constitucion colony. He had been strangled with a plastic bag.
- One unidentified man was shot to death in a shooting and another was wounded in Ciudad Juarez Monday evening, according to a news report posted on the website of El Diario de Juarez. The victim crashed his Nissan Titan pickup truck into another vehicle, a Dodge Neon on Avenida Paseo de la Victoria near Calle Tapioca at around 1820 hrs. Armed suspects who had been pursuing the victim then fired on the driver from the passenger side, killing him. The driver of the Neon was injured in the crash, but was not hit by gunfire. A separate La Polaka report said the sedan involved in the crash was a Chevrolet Cavalier. The La Polaka report also included a photo of the scene which showed a white Chevrolet Astro van was also involved in the crash.