Gunmen stormed into a church in the middle of a wedding ceremony in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Friday, kidnapping the groom and three others, and killing one before fleeing, state prosecutors told CNN Saturday.
"It's unclear if this was gang or drug related," Chihuahua State Attorney
General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said, adding the incident is still
The shooting victim, described as a male in his early 20s, was shot in the back in the church parking lot, Gonzalez said.
Local reports say he was fleeing from the scene when he was shot. The groom, his uncle, brother and best man were kidnapped.
Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, with more than 2,600 drug-related deaths in 2009.
At least 870 people have been killed in Juarez this year, according to local reports.
A report released in April by the Mexican government said Chihuahua state is the country's hardest-hit state by drug violence, with 6,757 people killed since the start of the drug war at the end of 2006.
...Because our government refuses to regulate. Do not understand how prohibition works? Illegal drug trades are created in cause and enforcement is another huge lucrative industry on the side effect side. Our government is to blame, not drug addicts.
If we were to legalize drugs, require a prescription, and a minimum age of 21 to get a prescription, we'll win the war. 1st we'll conquer the street dealers. Who will pay the kind of money when the get get pharmacy grade drugs for 1 tenth the cost. Then who would be left to sell drugs to our teens. (the years when most addicts start using). Our prisons would empty out, allowing us to keep the real bad guy's behind bars instead of early release programs. Farmers in third world contries would have a cash crop, at ten dollars a pound of pot 1 ton would yeald $20,000 a nice income in most 3rd world nations. The farmer stops coming to the U.S.A and crossing the boarder illegaly. We take all the money we're saving from an empty prison system, and use it for rehabilitation and education. People in senitive jobs will be registered so we don't have bus drivers stoned on the job. They bottom line... Take the money out of the problem and you've solved the problem!
This is going to stop? Are u kidding me ... This is multi billion dollar industry. So many junkies in America
Paul, like what? Watching NASCAR, going fishing by the pond or sipping on a six pack in your trailer home?
168 @ April....You are exactly right!
Exactly Paul! In the ten minutes it took me to write my comment I could have done so much good to combat this mess, like, say, read another random article like you are doing! Man. I feel so ashamed for wasting my own time. It's people like me that have blood on their hands for not doing more!
EZ fix, change the laws. No more killing.
Before I even clicked on this story, I read the headline and thought "must be Mexico." This is a perfect example of why the Arizona immigration law should be embraced. There is a lot of lawlessness in this country, and we need to keep it OUT
Drug LAWS are the root cause of this problem, not drug users. Our government has waged a WAR ON DRUGS for decades now, what did you think would be the result? Clearly the result is violence. You can't wage war without victims, and this war is not a single step closer to victory than the day it began, so be prepared for an endless supply of casualties.
poster 173 = right wing (I am gonna guess religious right winger also...) ignoramous, with less than cursory knowledge of the subject, spouting knee-jerk reaction analysis. stfu please, at least until you have something more in depth than that same ols bs statement..
And America likes to just watch and call Arizona fascists and racicts while they leak across the open border: "Holder said comprehensive federal immigration reform is the best approach for the problem of illegal immigrants crossing U.S. borders. His stance echoed the approach favored by President Obama, who last week criticized the Arizona law and said he wants Congress to work on the issue this year." So continue to sit back and watch from your high-and-mighty states. Boycott AZ and when the illegals hit your state we'll see how long you just let it happen while the Fed just sits on their thumbs!!!!! The biggest illegal is the leader of our country–some leader he is, false promises and wasted money looking at meaningless things our senators can listen to and call everyone suckers for paying them to continue their idiocy.
It won't be water, but fire next time....
197 @lucky1.....If only more people would see the light like us.....but there is big money on both sides of the fence...drug enforcement, prison system, political gain etc.
mattyC, once again, we associate crime with illegal immigration. Where do you get your facts? Let me see, Mad Magazine? I got ripped off by one of those infomercials where a white guy was the pitchman. Let's send them all back to Europe. Some black guy stole the rims off my car. Let's send them all back to Africa. Some Italian mob boss killed Hoffa. Let's send them off to Italy. Sounds stupid doesn't it. But so does Arizona's anti-immigration law.
#172...The only comment that really made me laugh or want to comment. Obviously most are not unaware or unbelieving in the G factor. We've got a lot of minds to renew. True love is the only answer.
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