Young Boy Among 4 Killed at Mexico Burrito Stand
The burrito stand was just yards from an elementary school where children were at gym class in an outdoor patio, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office. Panicked parents attending a meeting at the school grabbed their children and ran.
The motive of the shooting - and the target - were unknown. Sandoval said the two other slain adults were between the ages of 25 and 30.
Hours earlier, gunmen assault a bar in the same neighborhood. Sandoval said the death toll from that attack rose to 10 Friday after two more people died from their wounds.
Sandoval said gunmen traveling in three cars arrived at the bar El Castillo late Thursday and opened fire. Police found more than 130 bullet casings at the scene.
Ciudad Juarez, a city across from El Paso, Texas, has been wracked by a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 3,000 people were killed in the city of 1.3 million residents in 2010.
In the western state of Michoacan, meanwhile, four bullet-ridden bodies were found in different towns, state police reported.
Two of the bodies were found with threatening messages signed by the "Knights Templar," a new group that has claimed to be behind a recent spate of slayings in the Pacific coast state. The group claims to be a replacement for the weakened La Familia cartel.