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Wave of mayhem leaves 16 dead in Mexico

IANS  |  Mexico City 

Violence in the Mexico's state has left 16 people dead in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Monday.

The latest incident took place at a restaurant in Chilpancingo, the state capital, during a party for a young woman marking her 15th birthday.

Three assailants pulled up on a motorcycle, fired shots and then fled, quoted the state as saying.

A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene and a 43-year-old man died later at a hospital. Four other people ranging in age from 16 to 23 were wounded, according to a statement.

A man was also fatally shot on Monday in the coastal town of Zihuatanejo, while a was set ablaze in

This latest spell of mayhem began early on Sunday in Acapulco, where two men were shot dead with their hands bound hours before another man was gunned down outside a hotel on the oceanside road.

A was fatally shot on the outskirts of the resort city and a burned-out vehicle in the El Coloso development was found to contain a man's mutilated body and the severed of a woman.

Later on Sunday, one person was killed and another wounded in a clash between and gunmen in Acapulco's neighborhood.

Four other vehicles were set on fire.

In on Sunday, three bodies were found alongside the main road leading to the international airport and a man was fatally shot in the district.

Another cabbie was slain in the colonial city of and a woman was gunned down in Chilpancingo, while in Tlacoachistlahuca, a passenger was dragged out of a taxi and shot dead.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 06:50 IST