May 14th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

Police: 6 killed in shooting outside Juarez kindergarten

The driver of the van lost control and ended up crashing the vehicle into the kindergarten building.

Six people were shot and killed Friday morning outside a kindergarten in the Valley of Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the municipal police department told CNN Friday.

Witnesses said the victims were driving in a cream-colored Ford van when they were attacked. The driver of the van lost control and ended up crashing the vehicle into the kindergarten building, said municipal police spokesman Jacinto Seguro.

Two others were injured in the shooting and crash, but their conditions were not available, Seguro said. The injured were identified as Enrique Torres, 33, and Francisco Manuel Torres, 26.

"The situation is becoming quite ugly here," Seguro said.

The killings came one week after U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual met with high-ranking security officials in Juarez to discuss the escalating violence in the city, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.

Sources in Juarez close to CNN say the increasing violence over the past month is attributed to the approach of local elections to be held on July 4.

At least 880 people have been killed in drug-fueled violence in Juarez this year, officials say.

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  1. KM

    Maybe a good time to start profiling.

    May 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mexican Migrant

    Civil versus criminal laws: Many posters don't understand basic law.
    There is civil (car insurance), misdemeanor (theft), and felony (armed robbery). How many citizens are guilty of speeding???. Many immigrants are here who don't use false papers and don't ask for handouts. I'm legal and pay 25% fed and 6% state taxes to see lazy whites collecting food stamps when they should be working at least part time.
    So stop labeling all migrants, just for a wrong stereotype.

    May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Alan Laf

    WoW ,Stupidity finally catching up with this whole situation .First off almost every Mexican i know are hard workers and good people, they understand about poverty ,a little more humble than most.They have never turned their back on me when i need them..even for the smallest of things .I believe that we need to legalize marijuana and we should do it like overnight ..it will have an immediate effect .The effect will be a positive one financially and medically .Maybe people will realize that it really has been dumb to be to turning people who smoke pot into criminals for nothing .Come on America we are really in need of some smart choices .We could use the revenue from weed. The time is now Realize and Legalize .I am a non hispanic (White) .I live in N.M. And I love green chile . I am Honorably Discharged Veteran .U.S.M.C 4th generation .I love my country but the People of this great nation need to wake up and make the right choices

    Semper Fi

    May 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. jOYCE

    Carry on ARIZONA!! You have my SUPPORT!
    According to this website: http://immigrationcounters.com/.
    Illegal Aliens – 22,787,979
    Other than Mexican – 580-164
    Money WIRED TO MEXICO since 01/2006 – $265,146,677,546.00
    Money cost for CHILDREN OFF ILLEGALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS – $165,112,218,244
    ILLEGALS ARE CRIMINALS!!

    May 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Alan Laf

    See what i mean uneducated conclusions 22 million people don't even live in AZ and I wonder how much of that money wired was to buy weed for Americans .In 1991, the marijuana industry was estimated to generate 5.09 to 9.09 billion dollars in untaxed revenue. The extremely low costs of producing and processing the plant (roughly $1 per pound) implies that total revenue is virtually equivalent to total profit, and therefore subject to taxation. 110,000,000,000.00 THATS 110 Billion

    Illegals in schools ,are you for real .Now i suppose those children don't need an education .You would rather they have no education .that way they just get street smart right .I suppose with the money you save by not having them in school ,you'll be able to get more police officers to deal with all the crime you will have.Think ..about what you write jOYCE .AND not to give a bit of reality...the children of the parents who brought them here dont even know their criminals ..yet but i'm sure you will tell them right they thought they were doing the right things ..ya know going to school and learning to live civilized.. Did i mention today is my Birthday? a shout out to my mother, while i'm at it... is in order :)

    http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2009/03/legalize_mariju.html

    Its 2006 population of 6,166,318 represents a resident increase of 213,311 or 3.6 percent.[1] Arizona's 2010 projected population is 6.2 million.[2]

    May 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Kevin

    Better idea, throw all the owners of companies that hire illegals in jail for 20 years for treason. This is there fault. But the republicant's would never think of punishing the real crooks in this deal because they are mostly republican't that hire illegals.

    May 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Alan Laf

    Present-day countries of origin
    According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,[13] the countries of origin for the largest numbers of illegal immigrants are as follows:[improper synthesis?]
    For 2005
    Country of origin Raw number Percent of total Percent change 2000 to 2005
    Mexico 7,000,000 57 65%
    El Salvador 470,000 4 9%
    Guatemala 370,000 4 21%
    India 280,000 3 3%
    China 230,000 2 2%
    For 2006:[14]
    Country of origin Raw number Percent of total Percent change 2000 to 2006
    Mexico 6,570,000 57 69%
    El Salvador 510,000 4 9%
    Guatemala 430,000 4 8%
    Philippines 280,000 2 4%
    Honduras 280,000 2 5%
    India 270,000 2 5%

    May 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Alan Laf

    About 40% of illegal immigrants enter legally and then overstay. About 30,000 people who are not American citizens are held in immigration detention on any given day, including children, in over 200 detention centers, jails, and prisons nationwide. The United States government held more than 300,000 people in immigration detention in 2007 while deciding whether to deport them.i bet you dont realize that paperwork for visas are back-logged. As of 2007 there was a backlog of 1.1 million green card applications, and the typical waiting time was three yearsThe U.S. Supreme Court on June 16, 2008, per ponented Justice Kennedy ruled (5-4) "that someone who is here illegally may withdraw his voluntarily agreement to depart and continue to try to get approval to remain in the United States." there is no Good Idea that works across the board .13,000 american born kids have had at least one of their parents deported just in the the last 3 years because of these delay's in visa applications alone.AZ has difficult situation here. no doubt.The key here is support for their recent changes .I don't think they have it .80% of Mexico's business owner's agree that it's corruption that hold them back.The people who came here from mexico are coming here to get away from that .

    My prayer's are with you all.
    Good Night

    May 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Angel

    you guys are ridiculous its anywhere theres violence if it where any other color in its own country and also cant get in the usa i bet you guys would be doing the same thing to live life and survive the real world its alot easyier here that why you guys think its so easy take a vaction to matamoros and see what you guys would do to survive i bet you guys will cross the border immdiatly..enuff of the discrimination where in 2010.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Alan Laf

    IWhat? are you talking about Who? are you talking to . Who got discriminated?

    May 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Sergeant Jones

    Lets see here. I was seperated from my Wife and had to wait 9 months for USCIS and the U.S. Embassy in India to approve my wife's Visa to come to the United States. Why should it have to be any different for these people coming from Mexico. Do it the right and legal way then there would not be a law going through Arizona to send Illegal Immigrants back.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Sergeant Jones

    For all you Liberals out there I'm a registered Democrat. But I also think you should do things the right and legal way. I bet a lot of you Liberals don't understand that we have Hezbollah, Al Queda, and Taliban members flying to South America, learning Spanish, and also passing themselves off to be of Mexican decent. Why do you think they are making the border issue on of the greatest of them all. I have a child on the way and I'll be damned if so Islamic nutcase comes to my city or my house and tries to blow himself up for Allah's sake.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. news.blogs.cnn.com

    Police 6 killed in shooting crash outside juarez kindergarten.. Great idea :)

    April 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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