2010 Chihuahua shootings

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2010 Chihuahua shootings
Mexico map, MX-CHH.svg
Chihuahua state in Mexico
LocationSecond floor,
Templo Cristiano Fe y Vida (Christian Faith and Life Temple),
Chihuahua,
Mexico
DateJune 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)
Attack type
Mass shooting
Deaths19
Non-fatal injuries
4
PerpetratorsAt least 30 gunmen

On June 10, 2010, at least 19 people were killed in the Mexican state of Chihuahua in shooting attacks due to an ongoing drug war.[1] The attack was on a drug rehabilitation clinic in the state capital Chihuahua.[2] Four other people were wounded.[3]

Shootings[edit]

At least 30 gunmen pulled up in six trucks and entered the second floor of the Templo Cristiano Fe y Vida (Christian Faith and Life Temple).[3] They told anyone who asked that they were from the police[4] before proceeding to fire at people they encountered, including staff and patients.[3] The victims were lined up and then executed by the gunmen.[4] The murdered patients were between the ages of 18 and 25.[4]

Perpetrators and motive[edit]

The perpetrators fled on foot.[3] They are unknown, but are thought to be members of a cartel in search of revenge.[2]

According to a Chihuahuan police spokesman, the attackers described those whom they attacked as "criminals" and left messages for them expressing this.[3]

Response[edit]

President of Mexico Felipe Calderón issued his condemnation from South Africa, where he was attending the Mexico national football team's opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[4] He described such attacks as "outrageous acts that reinforce the need to fight with the full force of the law criminal groups carrying out such barbarism".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "39 killed in Mexico shooting attacks as drug war rages on – Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-06-12.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Shooting hits Mexico drug clinic". Aljazeera. 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Many dead as gunmen target Mexico cities". BBC News. BBC. 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e "19 killed in Mexican drug rehab centre". Toronto Sun. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.