April 23rd, 2010
05:05 PM ET

7 dead in Juarez shootout

Seven people - including six police officers - were killed Friday in a noon shootout in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Three others were wounded, the city's mayor said.

Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz told CNN that five of the dead were federal police officers and one was a female city officer. The seventh was a civilian.

Another federal officer was gravely wounded, he said, and a city officer was wounded but not with life-threatening injuries. A civilian was hit by shrapnel but those injuries were not serious, he added.

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  1. Ray Whitener

    Close the border. Period. End of problem.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rudy

    6 police dead, no mention of dead bad guys. Sounds more like an ambush than a shoot out. RIP to the folks who were trying to clean up that area.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bregg

    23,000 dead since 2006. Gun battles in broad daylight, Collateral damage to innocent citizens. Sounds like Iraq or Afganistan, minus the sucide bombers.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    Coming soon to a border state near you. Why does Obama blame Arizona for failed Washington policies? At least they are willing to do something. The answer of "not trained" officers is silly, all it takes is "training". Glad Obama is gonna "watch Arizona real closely", since that's all the feds have been doing for decades. Power to the people of Arizona!!!

    April 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • yarharley

      I like your way of thinking

      July 15, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    Maybe if the millions and millions of Mexican citizens who reside in the US illegally would go home and clean up this mess, we could have a nice, open border so we could all visit each oher and enjoy the delights of being neighbors, like in Holland and Belgium...ah, what a dream.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Arnold Scott

    I have lived on the border for over sixty years. We have never had a closed border.They would come over work go back home. The Border Patrol would catch a few and send back. It worked for years. We got cheap labor in the farm fields and they made a living and supported their families in Mexico. I have orked around these people. They are good workers and they show up to work every day.

    Now they want to make it crimnal for Mexicans to come over and work. They try a scare us into thinking that all of them are coming here to start a crimnal enterprise. They claim that they don't pay taxes.None of this is true. Why are we doing this?

    April 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jmac

    closing the border? that is a crazy thing to say. mexico has gotten scary for mexicans and everyone living here. the majority, those not involved with the cartels, hate how scary it has become. this is all drug cartel going against opposing drug cartels. innocent people get stuck in this all the time. there is no secure way for them to dodge this. the united states plays a significant roll in the demand for these drugs, and the supply of the weapons, so take that in for a second also. in regards to that arizona comment, this new law is going to target every latino, whether they are acting "suspicious" or not. that is horrible. it's 2010 people, it's time to get over this racism stuff.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bob

    Maybe it is time to get out of Iran & Iraq and concentrate on Mexico before this stuff spills over too much into the US. I am slightly more concerned about us at home than our ever growing concern with the rest of the world.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. cal

    I can sympathize with both sides of the issue but I'm glad Arizona had the courage to take a stand against the political correctness that has gotten us where we are today. We should look out for taxpayers and people here legally and protecting ourselves as opposed to worrying who is claiming to be offended and put upon.

    Basically, people in the US legally have nothing to worry about.

    April 24, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fladabosco

    Proof yet again that the war on drugs does more harm than the drugs themselves.

    I know a number of people here with medical marijuana certificates. How has it changed their lives? They no longer buy from street dealers or support violent drug cartels. The weed is grown here, taxed and controlled by the state. The weed is bought in nice clean little offices that employ people. How is this not more intelligent than making it illegal? Let's get intelligent and fix the problem.

    Who has the right to tell me what I can or can't put in my own body? The government? How can people be upset about gun control, socialized medicine, etc. and not be angry that the gov't tells us what to do with our bodies.

    Get smart! Legalize and tax drugs and stop the violence and ruining of families.

    April 24, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. jeremy

    I think its mostley punk kids with a few older guys telling them what to do and they think there invincible but iv got news for em when maryjane becomes legal like it should be they woulnt have much to fight over that's what they sell the most of the other drugs like herion and speed will kill off the rest of the loser junkies like nature takin its course

    April 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |