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9:51 pm
Sat October 23, 2010

13 Youths Shot Dead At Juarez Party

Juarez, Mexico – Mexican prosecutors say at least 13 youths aged 14 to 20 have been shot dead at a party in Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Fidel Banuelos says gunmen in three cars drove up to a house party in the border city across from El Paso, Texas, around 11 p.m. Friday and began shooting.

Banuelos said Saturday that at least 18 people were wounded, the youngest a 9-year-old child.

Police found 70 bullet casings from assault weapons typically used by drug gangs.

The attackers escaped, and there have been no arrests.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.