Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Beat Continues

Six men were murdered in Juárez yesterday. Based on the current pace, September will tally up about the same number of homicides as August, about 300.

From a report this morning by Hérika Martínez Prado of Norte:

Death at a Taco Stand on a Warm Afternoon: Ramón Beltrán, 34, owned a taco stand, the "Taco Melón," on Zaragoza and Ejido Santa Clara in Col. Fortín. According to the testimony of Julio César Muriel Hernández, 30, arrested in connection with the shooting, he (Muriel) and his cousin tried to buy some tacos yesterday at noon, but Beltrán refused to serve him, presumably because of their uncomely appearance. He was angered and returned later, again with his cousin, bringing a gun which he pointed at Beltrán. At that point Beltrán pulled out a gun and shot Muriel Hernandez's cousin in the throat. But the gun fell to the ground and the wounded cousin picked it up and shot Beltrán in the head, causing his death. Police picked up Muriel Hernández and his cousin a few minutes later at a hospital where they were seeking medical attention.

Two men were shot early on Wednesday morning at Arroyo de las Víboras and Peral (Col. Francisco Villa). They both died at a hospital later.

José Lorenzo Ayala Gallegos, 22, died of gunshot wounds at 1:45 p.m. at Oro and Ramón Aranda in downtown Juarez, as he was driving a red Intrepid.

At 1:30 p.m. an unidentified man was found dead in the Valle de Juárez y Reforma, en el Valle de Juárez. An hour later on Monterrey on Col Melchor, two men were gunned down. One died and the other is in the hospital.

Finally, at 3:45 p.m. the presumed owner of a security alarm store on Insurgentes and Libertad in Col. Chaveña was shot to death in his shop.

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