November 3rd, 2010
10:32 PM ET

2 killed in Juarez were U.S. students, police say

Two students from the University of Texas at El Paso were shot and killed Tuesday night in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Chihuahua state investigators told CNN late Wednesday.

The students, identified as Manuel Acosta Villalobos, 25, and Eder Diaz Sotero, 23, were gunned down in a hail of more than 30 bullets while driving a Nissan Sentra with Texas plates, Chihuahua State police spokesman Arturo Sandoval said.

"I have confirmed that Eder was from the United States and was a U.S. citizen. The other boy was a Juarez native," Sandoval said.

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  1. Gilbert

    Oh my gosh. Those drug gangs are so tough. Zetas and the others. They shoot women and children, shoot unarmed men, and run away from law enforcement. And of course, they travel in packs of 3 cars. Oh wow, aren't they so tough.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brianc

    CLOSE THE BORDERS! Make sure these animals are not able to work their way into this country!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. WhiteKong78

    1)Destroy the narco plantations in South America and Asia while legalizing marijuana in order to cut off the largest sources of money to the cartels. Begin to focus law enforcement onto the synthetic drug makers and distributors after the other drugs are out of the equation.
    2) Seal the border and severely punish employers who hire the illegal immigrants that pay the cartels to smuggle them across the border. After the border is secure and the violence is down we should grant a path to citizenship for those who are here to work in order to feed their families.
    3) Issue a state of emergency and prevent further travel into mexico by Americans.
    I still don't know why anyone would travel to Ciudad Juarez with all the problems they are having. These kids were hispanic too which should open the eyes of those who call opponents of open borders racist.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LaChupacobra

    It's time to put up a big wall and send in the Chupacabra

    November 4, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pancho Villa

    Gilbert u poor lost soul you have no idea whats going on overthere but somehow you an the rest are giving your best ideas YOU still think that YOUR America is telling YOU the truth.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pancho Villa

    I guess my comment was to harsh CNN,but YOU allow more explicit comments like mass murduring people I can wait till judgement day

    November 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |