7 killed at park in besieged Mexican border city

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January 25, 2011 09:07

 
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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen spraying automatic weapons fire killed seven people at a park that had been built as an anti-violence measure in the besieged Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities said Monday.

The assailants arrived during a soccer game the park in the Francisco I. Madero neighborhood and opened fire Sunday afternoon, said Carlos Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office.

Two of the people killed had been playing soccer.

Four people, including a 12-year-old girl, were hospitalized in critical condition, and one later died of his wounds.

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