Regional
12:11 am
Thu April 29, 2010

16 Die Wednesday In Juarez

Juarez, Mexico – Gunmen stormed into a bar in the violent Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, dragged out eight people and killed them in the parking lot.

The massacre was the first of several shootings in Juarez on Wednesday that left 16 dead, including a man in a wheelchair.

In one incident, a car chase and shootout killed three people in front of an elementary school, creating a panic among students, teachers and parents.

Battles between rival drug gangs have made the city across the border from El Paso, Texas, one of the world's deadliest cities. More than 800 people have been killed this year in the city of 1.3 million people.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.