Photo: Mexican NightClub
A popular dance club turned deadly on Saturday morning. Assailants drove up to the Butter Club in the Guadalajara restaurant district that was crowded with young people and sprayed it with bullets. Some of the men then threw a grenade into the nightclub entrance. The assailants then fled after the pre-dawn attack.
Six died and 37 were injured, and a Venezuelan and a Colombian were among the dead
In a press conference led by state Attorney General Tomas Coronado Olmos, authorities believe the attack may be the result of a fight between two groups earlier in the trendy disco. Police are studying surveillance video from inside the dance club to try to piece together what happened.
The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara recently warned U.S. citizens not to drive at night in parts of the city after suspected drug-gang members burned vehicles and blocked streets.
Such alerts have become common for highways in some areas of northern and western Mexico, but not for Guadalajara, which is known more for its mariachi music and tequila than as a focal point of a drug war that has claimed nearly 35,000 lives since 2006.