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Thursday, March 6, 2014

2 more die in southern Chihuahua

Two individuals were shot to death and another was wounded in three separate shooting incidents in southern Chihuahua state municipalities.

According to a news account which appeared in El Monitor de Parral news daily, Marco Antonio Sanchez Zavala was shot to death at the Cantina Foreing Bar on Avenida Ortiz Mena and at around 1740 hrs Wednesday evening in Parral.

According to the report, a number of armed suspects entered the bar after dismounting from at least one sedan and started firing.  Sanchez Zavala was originally from Ciudad Juarez where he had been  working in a factory only two weeks before.

Meanwhile in Carichi municipality, an American national was found shot to death in her vehicle parked near a medical clinic Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news report which appeared in El Diario de Chihuahua news daily, Kathelyn Nicole Lambert Koegler, 20, had been shot in the chest and left to die in her Jeep Cherokee. Lambert Koegler had been resident of Carichi municipality since childhood.

On Wednesday night a man in his 20s was shot and wounded in Parral, according to a news report which appeared in the online edition of El Sol de Parral news daily.

Jesus Anselmo Bustillos Bustillos, 25, was wounded by a number of armed suspects who were aboard a black sedan at around 2040 hrs.  The incident took place at the victim's residence on Calle Maria Herrera Quiñones in PRI colony,  At least three shots were fired at the victim.

An anonymous writer for El Monitor de Parral wrote that a shouting match occurred between elements of the Chihuahua state police and elements of the Mexican Army who were on the scene.  The shouting was about ministerial agents at the scene contaminating the crime scene, an accusation advanced by the military site commander.

The shouting ended as prosecutors arrived on the scene to conduct their investigation.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. Does anyone have a clue of who is in control of Parral?

  2. parral is cds last strong hold in chihuahua

  3. 9:55 la cabeza... pancho villa

  4. La linea has always been in charge of Chihuahua

  5. Z42 runs chihuahua with his zeta unit this I know for a fact.


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