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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  1. Really?

    Dinkle, I'm a US citizen, work for the same US Dpt as you did (or do) as a Marine, and as a civilian professional likely pay more taxes than you. So the point is that if you want to generalize, you can not mixi apples and oranges because undocummented is not the same as being a criminal

    April 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hobart Fleete

    Unfortunately, Arizona doesn't have the authority to legislate in this area of the law. The Constitution reserves that right to the Feds. What Az can do is lead the country in a drive to impeach our alleged president and his impeachable buddies!
    The Feds relish interfering in states rights issues such as possession of a firearm in a school zone. A challenge to a U.S. Appellate court which held the Feds had no jurisdiction. I could list many other instances but the point is the Feds like to meddle, use our tax money to do so, but yet fail in their Constitutional duty to safeguard our borders. Bah Humbug!

    April 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stolidog

    This AZ law is so misguided and unconstitutional.
    first of all, if you don't see the similariites between this law and the laws enacted in Germany in regards to its Jewish population (regarding having to carry identification papers at all times) then you don't know world history at all.
    Secondly, if you can't figure out that it's totally unconstitutional to require a citizen of the United States to carry identification at all times, then you don't know American history at all.

    You would think you teabagger types would be outraged at the concept of a law being passed that forces you to have id at all times.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kyle

    Shut your mouth, JAS, you dumb stoner.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gutterman

    The Indians had bad immigration laws too. Where are they now?

    This is OUR country. We have EVERY right to protect what is ours. (Our tax dollars bougt and paid for everything you see in this country) I challenge any one of you immigrant supporters to name one illegal who has contributed one dollar toward our tax system. And it seems to me that a very large percentage of these most vocal supporters have a vested interest. (friends, family or aquaintances who are illegal)

    April 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 619 bordertown girl

    Really?!?! I couldn't get through most of the comments on here but so far ignorrance is in its prime! So you figure that all people that travel north are from Mexico did you all forget about hmm Central America and South America? Well there is a little jumble of countries down there. Before you make comments about the population and crime rate anywhere research your own country or city, apparently you skipped the article on the kid that was murdered and refused to tell the police who had done it, that just happen to be in Chicago. Unless you are Native American or of African decent and you got dragged over here well then its best to keep you bigot comments to yourself. I believe in laws and they should be followed not enforced because of your personal beliefs. Not all criminals are hispanic, black, or any other race you would like to blame. Get off of your high horse and instead of promoting discrimination and hate work on fixing our country from within starting with large corporations because the guy at the top with the fat bonus isn't worried about your spilled milk hes just concerned with what you will owe him at the end of the day.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. REINA

    FIRST OFF ALL THE BORDER STATES WERE MEXICO'S TO BEGIN WITH. I AM NOT DEFENDING ANYONE HERE JUST STATING THE FACTS.... IF ANY OF YOU HAD THE BRAINS YOU WOULD REALIZE THE ONLY TRUE AMERICANS ARE THE INDIANS.. THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DISCOVERED THE LAND JUST TO HAVE THE AMERICAN GUY SAY THEY WOULD TRADE FOOD AND OTHER THINGS, BUT IN STEAD KILLED THEIR WOMEN AND KIDS. SO IF YOU ARE NOT HALF OR FULL INDIAN THEN YOU ARE ILLEGAL ALSO. AND SINCE EVERYONE WANTS THE BORDER CLOSED SO MUCH THEN CLOSE IT BOTH WAYS SO AMERICANS CAN NOT GET INTO MEXICO WITHOUT PAPERS. I THINK THAT IS BS AMERICANS CAN GO ANYWHERE THEY BASICALLY WANT WITH JUST A PASSPORT, BUT TO COME OVER HERE YOU HAVE TO HAVE PAPERS OR BORN HERE. I AM SPANISH/AMERICAN AND I DONT THINK ANY RACE IS ABOVE ANY OTHER... WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS AND WE HAVE ALL MADE MISTAKES AND FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY DONT ARE LIARS. I DONT SEE ANY PROBLEM WITH HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO WANT A BETTER LIFE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. I DO AGREE WITH THE ONES THAT JUST CAUSE PROBLEMS SEND THEM BACK OR THROW THEM IN JAIL FOR LIFE, BUT YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLAME ALL HISPANICS JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT THE AMERICAN DREAM .

    April 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ju-jube-hard-rokk

    Legalize drugs... it's a sure way to end all of this. No other way will work so fast and immediate.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dinkle

    "REALLY?" IF YOU WERE REALLY A MARINE I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU THINK BORDER SECURITY IS NOT A TOP CONCERN, ESPECIALLY NOW WITH TERRORISM GROWING IN OUR COUNTRY. THE MARINES I KNOW FEEL THAT AMERICA IS THE FIRST TO GET PROTECTION, OUR OWN THEN THOSE THAT CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES THAT ASK FOR OUR HELP. REMEMBER "GOD COUNTRY CORPS". THAT ACTUALLY MEANT SOMETHING TO ME. I COULD CARE LESS IF THE PIECE OF LAND I LIVE ON NOW WAS TAKEN FROM AN INDIAN OR A FAMILY OF AMISH, IT IS MINE NOW I BOUGHT IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE AND SO ON, IF I COMMITTED TO CRIME OF STEALLING IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE I WOULD BE IN THE WRONG. WHEN WE AMERICANS COLONIZED HERE IN THE GREAT USA, WE WERE PROBABLY DOING A LOT OF THINGS WRONG, GUESS WHAT "WHO GIVES A SH" IT IS OVER WE LIVE HERE AND I AM NOT APPOLOGIZING FOR SOMETHING THAT I HAD NO CONTROL OVER. DO YOU APPOLOGIZE TO THE NATIVES THAT USED TO INHABIT YOUR LAND, I DOUBT IT, SINCE THEIR LONG SINCE DEAD AND AGAIN, WE HAD NO CONTROL. IS ANY OF THIS SINKING IN, WAKE UP PEOPLE, THIS IS AMERICA, WE LIVE HERE, WE LIKE OUR FREEDOM, IS IT NAZI THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE WITH OUR TAXES SOON, IS IT NAZI THAT WE ARE BEING HERDED LIKE SHEEP (WELL SOME OF US ARE, THE ONES THAT BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD MAKE AMENDS FOR SINS OF OUR FATHERS). MY DAD DIDN'T OWN A SLAVE, HIS DAD DIDN'T BUT HIS DAD DID FIGHT IN WWII SO YOU COULD CALL YOURSELF AN AMERICAN AND NOT A GERMAN OR JAPANESE.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kyle

    @ ju-jube-hard-rokk: And how much dope do YOU smoke a day?

    April 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Texan44

    Pathetic how a few here think the new AZ legislation is racial discrimination. The crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the border states is huge and continues to get worse. Identify theft, robbery, rape, assault, molestation, human trafficking, and murder, to name a few. And you’re offended because the law allows the police to ask a person for proof of citizenship which could lead to deportation? If a person is LEGAL then they shouldn’t worry, should they. It’s not the blacks, whites, Asians, Canadians, Indians, or LEGAL immigrants causing these problems. I guess you’re worried about that poor defenseless illegal immigrant getting their feelings hurt. You should worry about a U.S. citizen becoming another victim instead.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Maria

    Nobody wants the illegals here. Get rid of them all. Case closed.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JJ

    Now if only if AZ could take it a step futrher pass laws that ban the sales of Automatic weapons, and legaize drugs, Then perhaps all the violence on the Mexican border towns would subside. Who knows, these mexican border towns might in the future need to pass laws to keep out American child molesters, and sexual predators.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brenda

    travist: Just the ones that came here illegally, not all of them.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dinkle

    JJ, THERE ARE LAWS ABOUT AUTOMATIC WEAPONS STUPID, SEMI AUTO IS FREE GAME FOR LAW ABIDING CITGIZENS WITH LEGAL DOCUMENTS THAT HAVEN'T COMMITTED A FELONY. SEE HOW THAT WORKS, YOU GO DO YOUR DRUGS AND RAPE KIDS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, WE LIVE HERE AND WE DON'T AND WON'T PUT UP WITH THAT.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
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