April 28th, 2010
07:18 PM ET

At least 15 people killed in Ciudad Juarez

[Updated at 7:17 p.m.]  At least 15 people were killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, as drug-related violence goes unabated, authorities said.

Police found seven young men killed in two locations in Juarez, police spokesman Jacinto Seguro told CNN.

Earlier Wednesday, eight men were shot to death outside a bar in what has become one of the country's deadliest cities, the state attorney general's office said.

It was the second violent day in a row that the city witnessed.

On Tuesday, 10 people were killed, Seguro said, including three who were shot outside a supermarket. Another victim, identified as Marin Orosco, was killed outside a mall hours later.

In all, 25 people were killed in a 24-hour period, Seguro said.

Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in the nation, with more than 2,600 drug-related deaths in 2009. No official numbers are available for this year, but more than 400 killings have been reported by local media.

The city, long the focal point of President Felipe Calderon's battle against drug cartels, came to renewed prominence after the January 31 killings of 15 people, most of them students with no links to organized crime. The massacre sparked outrage throughout Mexico and drew worldwide attention.

In another incident that drew widespread attention, three people associated with the U.S. Consulate in Juarez were gunned down in two shootings last month. Two of the victims, including a pregnant woman, were U.S. citizens living in El Paso, Texas.

Arrests were made this week in the recent killings of federal police officers in Juarez, Seguro said. The suspects, members of the Juarez cartel, deny they were involved in the killings, he said.

[Posted at 3:04 p.m.] Eight men were shot to death early Wednesday morning outside a bar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, one of the country's deadliest cities, the state attorney general's office said.

The victims, who remained unidentified, were shot outside the Aristos night club about 4:35 a.m., office spokesman Vladimir Tuexi told CNN.

Authorities recovered 12 shell casings at the scene, all 9 mm, he said.

Police were looking for a motive.

According to Chihuahua state police, the victims all had gunshot wounds to the head. Four of the victims were teenagers, three were in their early to mid-20s. The eighth man was about 40 years old, police said.

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    i believe every country has laws regarding illegal entry, including mexico. why is it that mexico should dictate that the we have no rights to control our boarders, and they alone have the right to travel wherever they wish and self proclaimed exemption from anyone else's laws.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. sandman

    This Immigration problem is not about them claiming their land back or about mexico's so called poverty problem. Its all about the AMERICAN DOLLAR AND OUR WAY OF LIFE. We have freedoms that Mexico don't provide and our money is worth a kings ransom down there. just check out how much of our money is being sent there and if you immigrants rights activist would get your noses in the books even deeper read about how lavish some live. All countries, cities, towns,communities, have poor areas but for some who are crying a river seem to think that it's all of mexico on the same token mexico has a vast amount of resources to export and make a profit on it.
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    April 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ploppies

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    Meanwhile none of that money is staying here.. Why are we in a recession ? You tell me . Don't blame it on a war. When you notice in Houston on the streets that 1/3 of the people on the road are Mexican. You realize that makes them the majority.
    It is illegal in Texas for Officers to pull them over, check their i.d. and bust the illegal ones and let the proper citizens go.

    It's ok to come to America. Just do it the right way.

    Oh and the phrase on the statue of liberty, was not written by an American citizen.

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