2 youth gang leaders killed in Mexico
Two alleged leaders of a university student gang were shot to death on Friday by gunmen on a motorcycle in the tourist zone of Mexico's colonial city of Oaxaca.world Updated: Oct 30, 2010 07:55 IST
Two alleged leaders of a university student gang were shot to death on Friday by gunmen on a motorcycle in the tourist zone of Mexico's colonial city of Oaxaca. The killings occurred in front of the former convent of Santo Domingo, a popular tourist attraction in downtown Oaxaca. The men's bodies lay on a sidewalk in front of the colonial-era building for some time after the attack. The gunmen fled and have not been identified.
Unidentified assailants wounded another prominent member of the gang Friday, but did not kill him.
The gang was accused of attacking anti-government protesters in 2006.
Oaxaca has largely been spared drug violence plaguing much of Mexico, but suffered anti-government political unrest in 2006. And in the northern city of Chihuahua, unidentified assailants killed four employees of a bar, state prosecutors' spokesman Fidel Banuelos said.
The bar, located near the center, was about to open for business for the first time.
And in the state of Morelos, just south of Mexico City, federal police responding to a shooting on a highway found three people with bullets wounds in one car and another man wounded in a nearby SUV, as well as dead man found in a car further down the road. Two police vehicles were hit by gunfire, but police did not return fire.