At least 10 masked gunmen dressed in what looked like police uniforms stormed a popular Mexican bar in the city of Chihuahua on Friday, killing 15 people, including two journalists.
Eleven people died at the scene and another four died on route to the hospital after the gunmen opened fire on the crowd inside El Colorado Bar, reported CNN. The victims ranged in age from 25 to 72. Agence France-Presse said that among them were Hector Javier Aguirre Salinas, the owner of a news website and a respected journalist, and Francisco Javier Moya, who has served as the news director for a radio station in Ciudad Juarez.
"The crime of our partners and the rest of those killed in the attack, cannot go unpunished," Roberto Delgado, president of the Association of Journalists in Juarez, said in a statement about the killings.
Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the local prosecutor's office, stated the gunmen were hunting for someone specific, although he did not say whom, according to the Los Angeles Times. Another person was wounded during the shooting and another survived by hiding.
According to CNN, prosecutors said they collected at least 30 shell casings, including several bullet casings from an AK-47. The Associated Press said authorities are trying to determine the motive for the shootings.
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