May 3rd, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Mexican drug violence claims 24 lives in 24 hours

Nick Valencia

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Drug violence in the Mexican state of Chihuahua left 24 people dead in the span of 24 hours this weekend, the state attorney general's office said Sunday.

The killings were scattered over four locations throughout the state, with eight dead in Juarez, 10 killed in the capital of Chihuahua, five killed in Cuauhtemuc and one killed in Parral.

All the slayings occurred in public places, with the killings in Cuauhtemuc occurring in a bar, said Carlos Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general.

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  1. rose

    It's so scary... it's amazing all the violence in mexico at broad day light! I ask my self where are the police?? what's being done? who's in charge in mexico?

    May 3, 2010 at 11:38 am |