Monday, May 4, 2009

Bloody Weekend: 19 Homicides in Juarez

Twelve persons were killed in Juarez on Friday. Triple homicides (reported below) were discovered both in Rancho Anapra and in Eco 2000. The Anapra victims have not yet been identified. The victims in the Eco 2000 shooting were Edgar Miranda Jimenez, 21, Samuel Aguirre Rentaria, 21, and Ernesto Pena Hernandez, 18.

At 1:35 p.m. a man was found shot on the corner of Ramon Aranda and Diaz Ordaz. Then Floriberto Cruz Miguel, 19, was found dead in Valle Dorado on the corner of Tampico and Tehuacan. At 5:30 p.m. an unidentified man was found dead at the corner of Trigo and Papaya in el Granjero. Another unidentified man was found dead on the Casas Grandes highway near Rincon del Solar. At 8 p.m. a police officer, Jesus Manuel Holguin Chairez, 33, was killed at a party. Half an hour later another unidentified man was found dead at Mauricio Corredor and Cobre in Aldama.

On Saturday the first victim was Jose Coronado Mendez, 38, killed at 3:30 a.m. in Villa Esperanza. Two hours later an unidentified man was found dead by police inside an automobile in Angel Trias, at Pina and Candelilla. At 6:33 p.m. Arturo Hernandez Sanchez, 36, was found dead in a gray Ford Focus in at Geranios and Selenio in colonia Paso del Norte. A little later Carlos Lopez Martinez, 45, was killed at the intersection of Poesia Indigena and Paseo de la Gloria. 9 mm and 38 caliber spent cartridges were found at the scene. A few minutes later Erick Puchetas Pio, 16, was gunned down at the Santa Maria clinic at the corner of Elisa Giensen and General Severiano Ceniceros in colonia Industrial II.

And in the early morning hours of Sunday Roberto Carlos Galindo Chaparro, 18, was found dead at the intersection of Buenos Aires and Puerto Mexico in colonia Industrial. Six 9 mm spent cartidges were found at the scene. An hour later at the corner of Caracol and Doctor Coss, in colonia Nueva Galeana, Efren Silos Diaz, 28, was found dead.

Compiled from news reports in Diario and Norte

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