Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Beat Back to Normal: Nine Executed Yesterday

From reports in Diario, Norte, and La Polaka

After a lull this weekend, perhaps out of respect for the Day of the Dead on Monday, Juárez's assassins were back to full-time work on Tuesday.

The body of a man about 30 years old, apparently left on a street in Col. Castillo Peraza, was found at 7 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds. Then Juan Olivarez Campero, 26, was killed by gunfire to various parts of his body at around 10:30 a.m. in Col. Luis Echeverria, near an arroyo. At 2:30 p.m. the owner of a beauty salon, Victor Hernandez, was killed inside his beauty salon in Col. El Granjero.

A few minutes later a man was killed by gunfire as he was driving a white Neon in Col. Horizontes del Sur, accompanied by a woman and a young girl. Under gunfire, he lost control over his vehicle and ran into an electric post. The woman and girl were not injured.

Just before 4 p.m. another man was killed in col. Tierra Nueva, and at 4:40 René González Cabrera, 22, was killed outside a grocery store in col. Salvárcar. Two of Mr. González's brothers had been killed at the same spot. He lived half a block from the grocery store and was known by neighbors as a drug addict and burgler.

At about 7:20 a man identified only as "El Spider" was killed by gunfire outside his home in Col. Revolucion Mexicana. Family members who heard the shots found his body and covered it with a blanket.

Then an unidentified man was killed by two gunshots to the head at a filling station on Henequén and Independencia. He was about 25 years old, and was wearing running shoes and blue jeans.

Also last night Carlos Alexis Caraveo Prieto, 30, was killed by gunfire at the intersection of Poresta Pereira and Máximo Castillo, col. Revolucion Mexicana while he was walking with his mother. She was crying disconsolately when police arrived at the scene.

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