Diario reports this morning that May ended with 111 homicide victims in Juarez, in comparison with 81 in April. May 2008 closed with 136 homicides in Juarez. Five of the victims this month were women.
Among the victims on Friday were a mechanic, Eduardo Delgado Rodriguez, who was killed by a hit squad of 4 men who shot him at 1 p.m. inside an electric shop where he was working. He died in a hospital of gunshot wounds to the head and back.
Another victim, a lawyer, was killed in his automobile at 1:30 p.m. as he left his home moments after dropping off his children. He suffered gunshot wounds to the chin, collarbone, and the left side of his neck. The killers fled in a green car.
At 5 p.m. a college professor, Manuel Arroyo Galvan, a sociologist from the Autonomous University of Cd. Juarez (UACJ)driving a gray 1989 New Yorker was shot and killed at an intersection by men in a black pickup who pulled up next to him and began shooting. He slumped down on the steering wheel, still stepping on the brakes, dead.
A female police officer assigned to a walking beat, Marcela Yaneth Ramírez Soto, 37, was killed at 7:30 p.m. as she was leaving her workplace in her green Suburban. She was at a stoplight when a group of men pumped about 13 9mm. bullets into her car.
A man was killed at 8 p.m. by a commando group who left him dead on the street. Another man was killed in the Bar Anhuars, on La Paz and Globo, in downtown Juarez at 8:30 p.m. A woman was injured in the attack. Three men were killed outside the home of one of them by a group of men driving by.
On Sunday a man was killed at 10 p.m. as he was talking with two other men in col. Arroyo Colorado. Suddenly, according to witnesses, one of the men shot him.
Another man, Ernesto Duran, was killed at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday in front of a residence in col. Fidel Velázquez
Norte reports that a man nicknamed "El Chago" was killed at noon yesterday when he was shot in front of his home on Chiapas and Porfirio Diaz de Salvarcar. Apparently an innocent bystander who was walking by was killed as well. A 24-year old man was killed at Durazno and Arrollo de las Vívoras with two gunshot wounds to the head.
A 25-year old man, Gilberto Medina, was killed at 4:30 p.m. from about 12 shots of 9 mm and 45 mm bullets outside a Church's chicken restaurant at Mitla and De las Torres. Apparently two men entered the establishment and demanded money from the cash register. Medina resisted and the men started shooting. Another man was killed at Jaime Bermudez and Alberto Almeida in col. Granjas Alcaldes. The killers forced him out of his car and shot him.