15 Killed, Including 11 Members of a Family, in Mexico Shootings

FOX — CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – A series of attacks by gunmen in the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas left 15 people dead, including 11 members of one family who were shot while still in their beds, officials said Saturday.

Six minors were among those killed in the attacks, which took place late Friday and early Saturday in Ciudad Victoria. While officials didn’t specify who was behind the violence, factions of the splintered Zetas Cartel are fighting for control of the city.

Herminio Garza Palacios, secretary of government in Tamaulipas, which borders Texas, said in a videoconference that the most serious attack took place early Saturday morning when gunmen entered a home and killed 11 members of the same family while they were sleeping. Shortly afterward, three people were killed in a nearby neighborhood in Ciudad Victoria.

A statement from the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, which is in charge of security in the state, said that four girls died in the first attack and another minor was killed in the second.

Also, reports from the Police Ministry to which The Associated Press had access said that more attacks took place around the city overnight, including one on a bus station that left a 16-year-old dead. Assailants also attacked a home with a grenade and burned it down.

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