A Sunday afternoon birthday party turned bloody and deadly when machine gun toting assailants sprayed bullets in a town recreation center. Torreon, located in northern Mexico, in the state of Coahuila, was the scene of the bloody rampage that left 17 dead and 10 injured.
Young adults were in attendance at the party, when the gunmen barged in without saying a word. The police have not apprehended anyone but believe drug gangs are to blame even though they are not saying how the victims might be related to drug activity.
This killing adds to the 26,000 individuals that have already died since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels of his country.
Coahuila borders Texas and has been the scene of other drug related murders for its proximity to key drug trafficking corridors.