Sunday, April 22, 2012

15 Patrons, Including Workers And Musicians Massacred At The Colorado Bar In Chihuahua

Waitresses, musicians, patrons and two journalists among those killed at the Colorado Bar in the city of Chihuahua.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 22, 2012

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Friday, an armed cartel commando stormed inside a crowded local bar and opened fire killing at least fifteen people. The massacre happened before 10:00 p.m. at the Colorado bar in the city of Chihuahua, according to the Chihuahua State Attorney's Office (PGRE).
Authorities are searching for seven suspects that killed waitresses, musicians, patrons and two journalists inside the bar.
The victims were identified by family members as José Manuel Perales, Julio Miramontes, Miriam Velázquez Torres, Héctor Javier Salinas Aguirre, Javier Moya Muñoz, Federico Pérez Moreno, José Luis Herrera, Jorge Serna, Nemesio Arellanes, Francisco Bonilla Márquez, Jesús Zapien, Miguel Ángel López, Efraín Anaya Vázquez, Christian Jaimes, and Rodolfo Lagos
Two of the victims were journalists, Salinas Aguirre was the owner of a news website called Futuro dot Mx and Moya Muñoz used to work for Mega Radio and was currently a public official (alderman) in the city of Chihuahua.
Authorities continue to investigate the mass killing and no one has been arrested. A preliminary investigation indicates that members of La Línea Cartel, a criminal organization were involved in the massacre and the attack was considered a reprisal for the arrest of La Línea leader El Pariente.
Last Thursday, Mexican authorities arrested Luis Guillermo Castillo Rubio, aka, "Francisco Contreras" or "El Pariente" at an exclusive and private residence in Querétaro. Rubio was believed killed earlier this year during a confrontation with military police, but confirmation of Rubio's death could not be established.

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