Eleven die, 15 injured in two Mexican shootouts

16:55, October 29, 2010      

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Police inspect the site of shooting in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, Oct. 28, 2010. Eleven people died and 15 were injured in two separate shooting incidents in Mexico, Mexican newspapers reported on their websites on Thursday. (Xinhua/David Gutierrez)

Eleven people died and 15 were injured in two separate shooting incidents in Mexico, Mexican newspapers reported on their websites on Thursday.

Seven died because of the first shooting, in northern Mexico city neighbourhood Tepito, six on the scene and one later in hospital of his wounds.

Mexico City newspaper Excelsior reported that killing was carried out by gunmen who arrived at Granada Street aboard two trucks with tinted windows.

The newspaper said that the neighborhood, which is known for its high crime statistics, is the scene of a war between rival gangs Los Perros and another run by El Chino.

Separately, El Dario, a daily paper from northern Mexican city Ciudad Juarez, reported four dead and 15 injured when gunmen opened fire on three trucks bringing workers home from their shift in a Eagle Ottawa upholstery factory close to the town of Caseta, at around 1 a.m. local time. It is the first time for the gunmen to attack factory transports.

The prosecutor of Juarez' northern zone, Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas, told the newspaper that at least two men carried out the attack and the vehicles involved had already been identified. One of the buses was used as an ambulance to transport the injured to the nearby 66th regional hospital, under military escort because of fears that the gunmen would strike again.

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