2 shootouts leave at least 3 dead on Tuesday in Juarez; total of 30 homicides as of July 23

After the report that came out on Monday that as of July 21, there had been only 23 murders in Juarez, the next 2 days (Monday and Tuesday) turned much more violent. On July 22 there were three murders in all. On July 23, by early afternoon, there had been 3 separate murders: a man was killed while eating at a burrito stand in an incident that also left the owner of the stand seriously injured. Another man was shot to death while drinking whiskey at a drive-in.  Early in the morning, a man was found dead in an abandoned house in the Parajes del Sol neighborhood. Then, later on Tuesday night, there were 2 confrontations between municipal and federal police and “sicarios.” The stories  are quite confusing. Note the statements that some of the attackers were members of the Sinaloa cartel?  These stories seem to need some sorting out. But, as far as I can tell, in the first attack, one “sicario” was killed and two police seriously injured. In the other event, at least 2 people were killed, also identified as “sicarios.”  By my quick reading of these, it seems that at least 3 people died in these shootouts and added to the other 3 murders yesterday, a total of 6. So adding these 9 people to the previous count, there have now been about 30 people killed as of July 23. 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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