Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kidnapping and murder at a Mexican wedding

Gunmen stormed into a church in the middle of a wedding ceremony in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, kidnapping the groom and three others, and killing one before fleeing, state prosecutors said. The shooting victim, described as a male in his early 20s, was shot in the back in the church parking lot. Local reports say he was fleeing from the scene when he was shot. The groom, his uncle, brother and best man were kidnapped. Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, with more than 2,600 drug-related deaths in 2009. At least 870 people have been killed in Juarez in 2010, according to local reports. A report released in April 2010 by the Mexican government said Chihuahua state is the country's hardest-hit state by drug violence, with 6,757 people killed since the start of the drug war at the end of 2006.


Kevin MacDonald: Mexican stories

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