8 die in Ciudad Juarez

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A total of eight individuals including three children were stabbed to death in Ciudad Juarez Saturday night, according to Mexican news reports.

According to a news report which appeared in El Diario de Chihuahua news daily news website, the incident took place at a residence near the intersection of calles Luciano Becerra and Fernando Montes de Oca in Morelos Zaragoza colony.

Originally Mexican press released news that the victims had all been shot to death, but neighbors nearby did not report any gunshots. However, later reports said one shot was fired.

Three of the child victims were identified as Daniel Romero Castañeda, 6, Abril Romero, 4 and Valeria Lara Castañeda, 4. Rosa Maria Castañeda Morales, 60 and her daughter Maria del Carmen Castañeda, 28, and Rosa Maria Castañeda Morales, 30 were also identified as among the dead.

A news accounts which later appeared in La Polaka said that one of the female adult victims had been shot to death, but reports did not say which.

The massacre was discovered when members of the victims' church noticed their absence and sought to find them.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com
Posted by: badanov 2013-11-18