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Gunmen armed with assault rifles attacked a funeral in Coahuila state in northern Mexico, leaving eight people dead and 23 others injured.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Eight people including a six-year-old girl were killed and 23 others were injured after gunmen opened fire at a graveside funeral in the violent state of Coahuila in northern Mexico.
The mass shooting happened Monday in a cemetery in the city of Torreon as mourners gathered to bury Ricardo Valdes Bolivar, who was killed on Saturday, La Jornada reported.
The Associated Press said Valdes Bolivar was shot dead as he sat in his imported luxury car. His killers were most likely members of a drug cartel.
According to Spanish news agency EFE, three vanloads of gunmen armed with assault rifles pulled up at the funeral ceremony and started shooting the mourners.
The AP said some of the mourners were carrying their own weapons and returned fire.
Coahuila is the same state where 131 prisoners escaped from jail earlier this month.
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