Three Shot Dead in Mexico City and Seven Got Injured

Police said, on Friday, September 14, 2018, three people were killed and at least seven were injured by gunmen Gunmen with rifles and in downtown Mexico City. According to a statement made by the police, the three victims were killed at an intersection on the edge of Plaza Garibaldi, a major tourist destination packed with mariachi bars, just as the capital was kicking off independence day weekend celebrations.

The incident happened at a restaurant when the shooting started around 10 p.m., adding that forensic officials had counted more than 60 bullet cases at the scene. The identity of the three dead was not immediately clear, but the Milenio newspaper said they were men. Another newspaper said two of the injured were women. Four of the injured were hurt as the gunmen fled, Mexico City police chief Raymundo Collins told reporters.

A woman who witnesses the incident in Garibaldi said that “People were screaming and running,” she declined to be identified. And also a man called Samuel who declined to give his last name said that “Nothing like this has ever happened before.”

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