viernes, 3 de enero de 2014

Over 20 killed as year begins in Mexico

Twelve people were reported shot dead over the New Year in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa, and nine were killed as gunmen stormed a prison in the west-coast state of Guerrero, media reported. The office of the chief prosecutor of Sinaloa stated on 2 January that the 12 victims of whom five were shot in the district of Culiacán, were killed on New Year's Eve and the following day; seven had died in the same period the year before, Milenio reported the prosecutor's office as stating. Six gunmen separately entered a prison in the district of Igualá in Guerrero at an unspecified date, after presenting themselves as "public servants," then began shooting at prisoners and guards, La Crónica de Hoy reported on 3 January, citing the office of the chief prosecutor of Guerrero. Four prisoners and five of the assailants were reportedly killed in the shootout; another attacker and a prison guard were reported as injured.