Gunmen Mow Down 8 in Mexico Bar
7 women, 1 man killed in Ciudad Juarez shooting
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2011 4:28 AM CST
Updated Feb 11, 2011 4:49 AM CST
A crime scene specialist prepares to cordon off a scene in Ciudad Juarez. There were over 3,000 murders in the city last year.   (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

(Newser) – Yet more carnage in Ciudad Juarez: Gunman opened fire in a bar in the border city last night, killing seven women and one man. Three other victims are in critical conditions. Investigators suspect the drug cartels battling over the city were behind the attack, AP reports. Elsewhere in Mexico, a gun battle in Zacatecas state between soldiers and gunmen left one soldier and eight suspected cartel members dead.