8 killed Saturday; 99 in April; 408 for the year

*At least 8 people were murdered in Juarez on Saturday. In one incident, 9
young people were shot and at least 4 of them died. The reports said that 5
more were gravely injured but I’ve not seen another report on the number of
dead. A policeman was shot together with several members of his family. If
he was the target he apparently survived, but his brother-in-law died.  I
believe there were just 2 killed yesterday (Sunday) though I’ve not seen a
summary article. My updated tally is 99 for the month of April (as of April
29); 408 for the year 2012 and since 2008, about 10,493.  The average
murders per day in 2012 is about 3.4. Going back to 2008, at least 6.6
people per day have been victims of homicide, just in the city of Juarez.
molly*

 

 

About virginiaisaad

Virginia is a journalist based in Los Angeles who's written for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Upworthy, and Elite Daily. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley along with her three siblings. Fun fact: She took a Chicanas and Feminism course with Eva Longoria while studying for her master's in mass communication at California State University, Northridge. Follow her on Twitter @virginiaisaad

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