Gunmen attack funeral procession in Mexican city

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen opened fire on the funeral procession for a teenager killed earlier this week in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, wounding a police officer, police said.

A group of armed men arrived at the cemetery Tuesday in two SUVs and opened fire on the funeral procession, forcing relatives and friends of the 17-year-old victim to flee with his body.

The teenager died Monday when gunmen opened fire on him and a friend as they were driving in his mother’s car.

The wounded officer was taken to a hospital, police spokesmen said.

In Ciudad Juarez, a border city in Chihuahua, two women were gunned down Tuesday in a shopping center parking lot, the state Attorney General’s Office said.

One body was found on a bench in front of a restaurant and the other body was inside the SUV the women were driving at the time of the attack.

This was the second killing of women this week in Ciudad Juarez, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.

A mother and her two daughters were shot dead Monday night at a house in the southern section of Ciudad Juarez.


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