Four members of family shot dead in Mexico

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:27

Mexico City: Four members of a family were gunned down over the weekend outside the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco by unidentified individuals, media reports said.

A man shot twice in the chest is listed in serious condition following Sunday`s shooting, the Novedades de Acapulco newspaper reported.

One of the dead is a 34-year-old woman who was six months` pregnant, the daily said, adding that the motive for the killings has not been determined.

The murders occurred in Ampliacion Lazaro Cardenas, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Acapulco.
The Citizens Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice said in a report issued in February that Acapulco was the world`s second most violent city, with 142 homicides per 100,000 residents, trailing only San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Acapulco, one of Mexico`s most famous tourist destinations, has been plagued by drug-related violence in recent years.

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First Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:27

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