A Singapore press holdings portal

Crime, World

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Crime, World

Three killed in gun attack on Mexican football team's bus

AFP | Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

ACAPULCO, Mexico - Two football players and their driver died in a gun attack against their bus in Mexico's troubled Guerrero state, authorities reported Saturday.

The vehicle, which was carrying the Chilpancingo Hornets team, was circling for a parking spot in the city of Iguala Friday, when an unknown group fired on it, the city's secretary of public safety said.

Officials earlier had said three players were killed, but corrected that fig The attack also injured the coach and nine teammates, all of whom were said to be recovering and out of danger.

Authorities said several people were killed in violent incidents across the state overnight, in addition to about a dozen wounded.

Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states, where a lucrative drug trade has flourished, especially in the regional capital Acapulco.

No comments yet.
Be the first to post comment.