Skip to comments.[South Texas:]Judge: 'It was a massacre'; 3 killed, 8 wounded in cockfight
Posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
EDCOUCH, Texas (AP) Masked gunmen opened fire during an illegal cockfight at a Texas ranch near Mexico early Thursday, killing three people and wounding eight others in what authorities described as a bloody massacre.
The attack at the ranch near Edcouch, a town about 15 miles northeast of McAllen, happened shortly after midnight and sent spectators fleeing from the makeshift bleachers surrounding the fighting ring into the brush. Authorities were searching for the attackers and for clues as to their possible motives, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.
Homer Jasso, the justice of the peace for that area of the county, said the scene was shocking in its gore.
``It was a massacre,'' Jasso said. ``I haven't seen this kind of violence in the valley here on my watch. ... This is the first time in my life I've seen something this bad.''
Authorities were withholding the names of the slaying victims until after they had notified the men's families, but they said two of them, ages 49 and 53, were brothers. The other man was 42 years old.
Jasso said one man lay dead under the corrugated metal and wood pavilion that housed the bleachers, ring and concession stand. The bodies of the other two men were just outside. Investigators didn't know how many people were at the fights, but Jasso estimated there were 200 to 300 discarded beer cans on the ground. The bodies of at least 20 dead fighting roosters were also strewn about, although Jasso said he didn't know if the birds died in the ring or the gunfire.
``It was awful, awful, awful,'' Jasso said.
Sheriff's dispatcher Gloria Felix said the wounded were taken to hospitals, but she did not know their conditions.
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someone didn’t kick up to the local shotcaller.
“Somebody don’t like cockfights.”
Just for giggles I’d like to blame this on PETA.
Not half as bloody as it is for the roosters ...
The Louisiana State Police hired Boudreaux to investigate the cock fights.
Boudreaux came back and reported dat dere were tree groups involved in de cock fight: de Aggies, de Cajuns and de Mafia.
The police sargent said, that’s great work Boudreaux but how did you come to that conclusion.
Boudreaux said,”I knew de Aggies were involved when someone entered a duck in de cockfight.”
And I new de Cajuns were involved when people started betting on de duck.
And I knew de Mafia was involved when de duck won.”
I think they used the wrong preposition in the title. I thought they were talking about chickens.
Don’t get caught holding your cock in a gunfight!
I suppose that was an example of your fowl humor?
What is it with Mexicans, and forcing animals to fight to the death for entertainment?
If not chickens, then dogs, if not dogs then it’s the slow torture of bulls being impaledon swords.... for freakin’ entertainment.
Slow, sadistic deaths. What a country of degenerates ... no wonder they always have been 3rd world, and will likely remain so going forward.
I thought about not posting that comment, but I didn’t want to be called chicken.
So where will the fight be next week? Mi Colorado he gets restless he don’t fight every week.
If you’re buyin’ in a secure location, I’ll tell you the difference between a rooster and a prostitute.
I went to one cockfight when I was about 8. The smell of blood and s—T made me sick so my dad and I didnt stay long.
You win! That is the best joke I’ve heard in a long time.
Somebody got stiffed out of their cut, payola, mordida or what have you.
Best joke I have heard in a long long time.
“Not half as bloody as it is for the roosters ...”
‘Just thinking the same thing. Somehow, I have no sympathy for the idiots that participate in this.