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Latino Daily News

Wednesday September 8, 2010

Honduran Massacre Linked to Drug Gangs

Honduras is reporting that at least 18 people were ambushed and killed at a shoe factory yesterday in the city of San Pedro Sula.  At least four men burst into the factory and started firing assault rifles at the workers resulting in 18 young men between the ages of 17 an 24 being killed and several others wounded.  The northern coastal town of San Pedro Sula is 150 miles from the capital of Tegucigalpa and has been the site of numerous drug turf battles.  The shoe factory has 23 employees and all were present at the time of the killings.  The National police called this attack ‘a massacre’ by small drug gang factions trying to resolve disputes.