Monday, June 25, 2018

World Cup 2018: 16 Fans Killed in Mexico Within 24 Hours

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: TeleSurtv

                                                                     World Cup 2018
June 25, 2018

In the first of two attacks took place along the Texas border around 11:00 a.m. local time. Six people were killed during the first attack during a drive-by shooting as they sat watching the soccer game from inside their garage on Saturday, June13, 2018.

According to witnesses, a van pulled up to the home and a group of armed attackers jumped out and fired at the party of soccer fans. Neighbors immediately called local police to report the incident and an investigation is underway.

Within the course of an hour, another five people were murdered when a pair of gunmen burst into a barber shop and killed the two clients and three barbers found inside.

Eleven more soccer fans were shot and killed in Mexico following the nation’s win against South Korea in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, police reported.

                       Meanwhile in Mexico City Thousands of Fans Caused "An Earthquake"

Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday and taking a giant leap towards reaching the last - 16 of a World Cup.  Thousands  filled the streets of Mexico celebrating with small parades and alcoholic beverages, despite the state's temporary dry law.

In response to the violent outbreak along the border, local law enforcement issued a warning via their social media accounts, advising residents to stay inside their homes while assailants were at large.

"Do not take this statement lightly, we warn you that we are not playing ... anyone who is out at 11 pm- either walking, driving motorcycles, cars, vans with tinted windows- will be stopped. We do not want to confuse you with them so pay attention,” the statement said.

Later, another four victims were reported dead around midnight, drawing Saturday night to a close with a final death toll of 16 murders.

A report published by the National Public Security System on Thursday warned that 2018 may become the most deadly year in the country's history.

Since January, a total of 13,298 people (reported) have been murdered in Mexico: a 21 percent increase on the same period last year.

The month of May, with a total of 2,890 murders reported – approximately 93 victims per day or four every hour – saw the nation's highest homicide rate registered since 1997.