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6 killed in gun attack in violent Mexican state

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 09:01

Mexico City: Mexican officials say gunmen burst into a home in the western state of Michoacan and opened fire, killing six people and wounding 10.
State prosecutors say the shooting Sunday night in the town of Tuxpan targeted a family that had fled threats from members of organised crime in the state of Mexico.

Officials say at least 47 shots were fired from two high-caliber weapons.

The family had fled the state of Mexico in January for Michoacan, which is one of the most violent states in Mexico and the centre of a struggling federal government effort to reassert state control.


First Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 09:01
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