Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Beat: May is the Cruellest Month So Far this Year: 240 Executed So Far

With two days to go in May, the four deaths yesterday (Saturday) bring the total up to 242 on the month, and 1075 up to yesterday on the year.

One of the murders yesterday appears to be part of an onging conflict between two street gangs in Col. Plutarco Elias Calles, known as "Bajo 21" and "Los Sureños." At about 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon a young man, 18, known by his alias "El Zombi," was walking through the intersection of Zacatenco and Zihuatanejo when he was attacked by a man who shot his once in the head and twice in the chest. See story in Diario here.

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