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11 people massacred in less than an hour in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez

June 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
11 people massacred in less than an hour in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez

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Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua say eleven people were executed in less than one hour in the border city Ciudad Juárez.

The two separate massacres occurred in the immediate aftermath Mexico’s triumph over South Korea on Saturday in the 2018 World Cup.

In the first event, a group of armed hitmen killed six men who gathered at a house in the Torres del PRI neighborhood, to watch the game, Proceso reported.

A man was seriously wounded in the attack and transported to a local area hospital where his condition remains unknown.

A short time later, gunmen executed five other male victims at a barbershop located in the City Center.

Authorities secure crime scene outside a Juarez home where six men were executed on Saturday (El Dario).

Another man was taken to the hospital with several gunshot wounds.

Reports indicate, the gunmen arrived in a van, stormed the business, shot the victims at close range inside the premises and fled the area moments before federal, state and local authorities arrived at the scene.

Officials haven’t given an indication whether the two events were coordinated attacks.

The one-time murder capital of the world has once again become front and center in the Mexican drug war.

Ciudad Juárez which sits on the border with El Paso, Texas has well exceeded one hundred murders so far this year.

In May alone, there were 124 malicious homicide investigations.

Law enforcement officials have attributed the violence to an ongoing turf war between the Sinaloa Cartel and La Linea also known as the New Juarez Cartel allied with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel for control of lucrative cross-border drug trafficking corridors into the United States.

Another contributing factor to the surge in violence is an internal dispute within New Juarez Cartel between the La Linea faction and Barrio Azteca gang, which has worked as enforcers for the Juarez Cartel.

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