13 Youths Dead in Juarez Party Massacre

Second party attack in a week in violent border city
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 23, 2010 11:03 AM CDT
13 Youths Dead in Juarez Party Massacre
Mexican federal police officers stand outside a home where 13 were killed in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, late Friday Oct. 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz)

(Newser) – At least 13 young people were shot dead and 15 wounded in an attack on a house party in Ciudad Juarez, the second such massacre in less than a week in the violent border city. Gunmen in three cars drove up to the home around 11pm yesterday and began shooting, Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Fidel Banuelos said. The dead were aged 14 to 20, and a 9-year-old child was also gravely wounded.

Police found 70 bullet casings from assault weapons typically used by drug gangs. The attackers escaped, and there have been no arrests. Last Sunday, gunmen stormed two homes in Ciudad Juarez, killing seven at a party and two more in another house nearby. Police have not named any suspects or given a possible motive in that massacre. (Read more Ciudad Juarez stories.)

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