Violence in the Mexico's Guerrero 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.
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.
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.
Four other vehicles were set on fire.
Another cabbie was slain in the colonial city of Taxco 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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