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7 killed in Mexican border state in drug gang clashes

/ 12:11 AM September 30, 2016
Policemen carry the coffin containing the body of Guerrero State police chief Tomas Hernandez Martinez during a funeral ceremony in the city of Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. AP

Policemen carry the coffin containing the body of Guerrero State police chief Tomas Hernandez Martinez during a funeral ceremony in the city of Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. AP

MEXICO CITY — Authorities in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas say seven men were shot to death in the state capital as part of disputes between criminal gangs seeking to control the city.

The state government says the men were killed in three separate incidents Wednesday in Ciudad Victoria. Factions of at least three drug gangs are fighting turf battles in the city.

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The first shooting occurred at a home where four men were shot in the head by attackers who first questioned the victims about a member of a rival gang.

The second shooting occurred at a taco stand. One man died at the stand and another nearby.

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The final attack involved a man who was shot five times at a house. Another man was wounded. TVJ

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TAGS: Acapulco, Ciudad Victoria, criminal gangs, drug wars, Guerrero State police, Mexican border, Mexico, rival gang, taco stand, war on drugs
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