US Airman Shot Dead in Mexican Strip Bar

Sergeant among 6 killed by suspected drug cartel hitmen
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 3:01 AM CST
Soldiers guard a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The border city is considered off-limits for US military personnel.   (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

(Newser) – An off-duty US Air Force sergeant was among six people shot dead at a Mexican strip club last night. Hooded men armed with automatic weapons entered the club in Ciudad Juarez and sought out the victims. "It appears drugs were being sold at the place," a military official told Reuters. "The hitmen went directly for their victims, no one else." The bar is officially off-limits to US military personnel.