Gunmen kill 12 people in Mexico bar shooting
A shootout outside the Nueva Flor de Mexico bar in Mexico City on Wednesday night left 12 dead, including a woman, and led to a number of arrests, officials said.
The shootout erupted in the early morning hours of Wednesday after a gunman attacked several tables and a customer sitting at the bar.
The attackers were shot when they opened fire on police and bystanders, who responded to the shooting. Ten more people were killed in the firefight, Mexico’s Interior Secretariat spokesman Carlos Navarrete said.
Witnesses told Radio Formula that the shooter fired at tables and chairs before fleeing from the scene.
Mexico City police said a woman who was taken to the Hospital Central de Mexico had been injured in the attack but was alive after being airlifted to the hospital on a helicopter. Two men were also killed in the firefight.
Witnesses reported seeing the firefight unfold close to the scene of a fatal shooting in which two men were killed earlier Wednesday.
The incident followed the death earlier Wednesday of a woman in a highway accident in a state north of Mexico City, where a bus full of tourists was traveling at high speeds and collided with a van. The bus flipped over two vehicles and burst into flames, killing the entire group of 32 people, including the two women who were passengers.
The shooting in Mexico City occurred shortly after a man was shot and killed by gunmen during a robbery at a hotel in central Mexico.
The incident on a highway north of Mexico City took place just hours before at least 10 people, including a 15-year-old girl, were killed when a gunman opened fire at a party in the state of Oaxaca.
Officials said the shooting was believed to have been a result of a robbery in which three people were killed by the gunman during a fight in a restaurant.
The victims of the shooting were identified as two men, 19 and 26; a 32-year-old man and a man in his early 20s; a 17