Tuesday, December 02, 2008

9 decapitated in Tijuana, Mexico

You read that right, DECAPITATED! Now, just who does that remind you of? hmmm?

You know Tijuana, right? Just a few minutes south of San Diego, CA, USA? 34 murdered there this weekend alone. Bringing the grand total since late September to 360!

34 Dead in Mexico border violence

The border town just minutes from San Diego, California, lost three of its police officers and a 4-year-old boy in the violence.

(UPI) - Mexican authorities say a weekend of gang violence has left 34 people dead in the border town of Tijuana, including three police officers and a 4-year-old boy.

The decapitated bodies of the police officers were found alongside six other beheaded victims in a residential neighborhood, the result of a brutal turf battle between rival drug gangs, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.

At a grocery store in eastern Tijuana Saturday night gunmen shot and killed two boys, one 4 years old and another 13 years old, along with two adults.

Several hours later the 18-year-old nephew of Baja California's tourism secretary was found shot to death inside a vehicle in an upscale neighborhood a few miles east of downtown.

"It's a very difficult situation," said Alberto Capella Ibarra, Tijuana's secretary of public safety during a Sunday morning radio interview.

The weekend deaths bring to 360 the number of people killed in the drug wars since late September. The death toll for all of 2007 was 337.
Lovely neighbors we have there.

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