Regional
5:39 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Seven Killed In Juarez Park

Juarez, Mexico – Authorities say gunmen have killed seven people at a park in the besieged border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Carlos Gonzalez says the gunmen arrived at the park in the Francisco I. Madero neighborhood and opened fire Sunday afternoon. He says four people were wounded and hospitalized in critical condition, including a 12-year-old girl. One of the four later died.

Gonzalez said Monday that police have not yet identified the perpetrators or a motive, but they found 180 bullet casings from the sort of assault weapons typically used by drug gangs.

The park was inaugurated four months ago as part of a government program to reduce violence and boost the quality of life.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.