News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Young woman among five shooting victims found in Tijuana

By Sandra Dibble


2:18 p.m. March 4, 2008

TIJUANA – A female between the ages of 16 and 18 was among the five shooting victims found early Tuesday on a rural road in eastern Tijuana, the Baja California Attorney General's Office has reported.

The four others, all males, ranged in age from 18 to 30, according a statement from the state office, in charge of investigating the crimes.

The grisly discovery was reported to police about 8 a.m., the Attorney General's Office reported Tuesday afternoon in the first official account of the crime. All the victims had been shot, and one had been handcuffed, the statement said.

Authorities said the scene was littered with more than 150 spent shell casings.

The victims had been laid out next to an unpaved road in a rural southeastern area of Tijuana off of the Bulevar 2000, a new highway that links the city to Rosarito Beach.

The discovery comes amid a spike in violence in the region. The weakening of the Arellano Felix drug cartel in recent years has allowed smaller criminal cells to operate with fewer restrictions, analysts say.

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