Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bar Reopened After Executions

The San Martin bar, in the tourist section of Juarez at the corner of Lincoln and Hermanos Escobar, reopened on Saturday after Friday night's shooting, which left two men dead. José Alberto Holguín Rascón, 26, and Roberto Acosta Franco, 36, were killed at 9:15 p.m. by a group of men who entered the bar apparently looking for the men. 17 9 mm. spent shells were found in the bar. An investigation determined that the bar owners and managers had no responsibility for the shootings so the bar was reopened.

13 persons were killed on Friday, May 15, 5 were killed on Saturday, and at least 2 were killed on Sunday, marking the bloodiest weekend so far since the army was deployed to Juarez in February and March.

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