Skip to comments.11 Murdered in Tijuana, Mexico
Posted on 12/29/2008 3:48:03 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
Gunmen also opened fire on a Baja California state Attorney General's Office.
MEXICO CITY -- At least 11 people were murdered in and around the Mexican border city of Tijuana in separate incidents over the weekend, police said.
Several gunmen also opened fire on a Baja California state Attorney General's Office facility located in one of Tijuana's most dangerous neighborhoods.
Two of the killings occurred in the neighboring city of Playas de Rosarito, where a body was found Saturday and gunmen murdered an 18-year-old man a day later.
In Tijuana, which is near San Diego, California, two people were killed and five others wounded around midnight Saturday.
Eyewitnesses said several masked gunmen chased the victims, cornering them in the yard of a house and opening fire as they tried to flee.
At about the same time, the bodies of two men were found in a street in another part of the border city, which has been the scene of a battle for control of the Tijuana cartel between Fernando Sanchez Arellano, who is the leader of one of the factions of the drug cartel founded by his uncles, the Arellano Felix brothers, and top enforcer Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental.
Several masked gunmen attacked a taco stand Sunday, killing one person and wounding another individual.
A bullet-riddled body was found in another part of Tijuana, where more than 700 people have been murdered this year.
Gunmen also wounded two people in a residential area of the border city.
The latest violence in Mexico, however, was not limited to Baja California state.
In neighboring Sonora state, officials said a man was gunned down in the city of San Pedro de Ures by a suspect who was recently released from jail.
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Only 11? Seems the bad guys took the holidays off.
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The magnitude of violence is unbelievable and is the most underreported story of the year, IMHO. I guess it does not play well into the immigration debate for the left...
Hey, they’re just murdering people Americans don’t want to murder.....
This is going to come across the border into San Diego and there are going to be Americans caught in the middle.