Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Beat Goes On: 2000th Homicide Victim: 2014 This Afternoon, 201 So Far This Month, 13 So Far Today

The 2000th homicide victim in Cd. Juarez this year was about 35 years old. He was killed at about 11:30 yesterday morning at the intersection of Jose Maria Arteaga and Gardenia in Bellavista, in front of a kindergarden and primary school. He was wearing denim shorts and a black polo shirt and his body fell onto the sidewalk under a public telephone in front of the schools.

As of this afternoon about 201 persons have been murdered this month in Juarez.

Just before noon yesterday Enrique Duran Ruacho, 37, was murdered inside his home at Bambu and Castaneda in Col. Heroes de la Revolucion.

At about 1:30 yesterday four more men, ages 50, 22, 21, and 55, were killed by gunfire in col. Hermila.

At about 5 p.m. yesterday two men, ages 40 and 42, were killed by gunfire at a store in col. San Antonio.

Early this morning (Wednesday) four men were murdered in separate incidences. One man was shot by armed men as he was arriving by car at his home. He was about 50 years old. Three men were murdered this morning at a nightclub (Arriba Chihuahua) in the Pronaf, in front of dozens of onlookers. Several men walked into the nightclub, found the victims, and shot them at close range.

Then at about 11 am this morning a man was killed on the street at Begonias and Plata in Col. Bellavista.

Another man was killed in Col. Infonavit Frontera Nueva, with one person hospitalized by gunfire wounds he suffered during the attack.

Another man was killed in the village of San Isidro on the Juarez-Porvenir highway and in Col Manuel Clouthier a man was assassinated while driving his car.

Then a man was killed near the airport, and a few minutes later two more homicides were reported in Col Chapultepec in separate incidences.

Then Mario Zapata Reyes, 32, was shot and killed in Col Chavena.

Finally another homicide was reported at the intersection of Fco. Villarreal and Cuatro Siglos.

Total for Wednesday up to about 5 p.m.: 13

Compiled from stories in Diario and Norte (by Herica Martinez and Carlos Huerta)

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