Two men gunned down while playing soccer in Mexico

November 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Monterrey (Mexico), Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen opened fire with assault rifles on a group of soccer players in Guadalupe, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, killing two young men and wounding a third, police said.

The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon, when “three or four vehicles” arrived in the Dos Rios section of Guadalupe, located in the eastern part of the Monterrey metropolitan area, police chief Ismael Franco said.

The gunmen got out of the vehicles and opened fire on several young men playing on a soccer field, the police chief said.

One of the victims was identified by his parents as Jorge Adrian Morales Cerda, 20, while the second victim has not been identified.

A 35-year-old man sustained minor wounds, Franco said.

Over 40 bullet casings were found after the shooting.

Police found two of the vehicles used in the attack a few hours later after one of them hit a utility pole, leaving a neighbourhood without electricity.

–IANS/EFE
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