24 Oct 2010

13 killed in border city shooting

2:40 pm on 24 October 2010

At least 13 young people have been shot dead at a house party in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Police said a group of gunmen burst into the party just before midnight on Friday and began shooting. At least another 15 people were wounded.

Police said the victims were aged 14-20. Their attackers escaped in several vans.

The BBC reports the attack is similar to one earlier this month in which six people were killed at a party.

Almost 5000 people have died in the city in the past two years.

Ciudad Juarez is on a drug smuggling route into the United States. It is across the border from the city of El Paso in Texas.