Friday, April 10, 2009

More murders in Juarez

From El Norte, April 10:

Although the arrival of nearly 10,000 troops and federal police last month in Cd. Juarez has brought the homicide and crime rate down, gunfire is still taking the lives of a few citizens. In the first 9 days of April 15 persons have been the victims of homicide attacks, including 3 women.

On Wednesday April 8 at 9 p.m. Miguel Angel Elizalde Vazquez, 35, was found dead from a gunshot wound to his right side in the colonia Emiliano Zapata. Half an hour later Luis Humberto Ramirez Garcia, 19, died at the Hospital de la Familia, from gunshot wounds he suffered in the same neighborhood, colonia Emiliano Zapata. A third victim, Yolanda Valtierrez Gardea, 37, was assassinated inside the Chapulin Colorado bar, which she owned, on the corner of Lopez Mateos and Posada Pompa. 15 empty cartridges of 9 mm ammunition were found near the body.

From January until now 422 persons have been murdered in Juarez, 23 of them women. In addition, 24 persons were killed during two confrontations between groups of armed men and military units.

Diario de Juarez reports that four persons were assassinated in various parts of Chihuahua (city) yesterday.

1 comment:

Carlos said...

Yolanda was a very good friend. She will be missed by many people. May God forgive her sins and take her to heaven

A Friend