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Latino Daily News

Tuesday February 8, 2011

Three High School Teenagers Killed in Mexican Border City, 2 were U.S. Citizens

Three teenage boys this Saturday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico were doing want boys who are new drivers do, look at cars – except this time it cost them their lives.

Two boys from private catholic high school’s, 15 year old Juan Carlos Echeverri and 16 year old Carlos Mario Gonzalez were joined by their 17 year-old friend, Cesar Yalin Miramontes Jimenez to look at cars when they were shot to death.

The shooting took place around 4:30 pm Saturday, one of the victims was found in side the showroom inside a Jeep Cherokee and two others were found in the dealerships courtyard – possibly they were fleeing.  60 bullet casing were found at the scene.

Echeverri and Gonzalez were U.S. citizens, Echeverri was attending a school in Ciudad Juarez, which is right across the border from El Paso, Texas.  Gonzales was a sophomore at a catholic high school in El Paso but lived in Ciudad Juarez.  The third teenager is believed to be a Mexican citizen.  No motive is known for the shooting, except that one of the two dealership managers, who were on during the shooting, are refusing to cooperate with authorities. 

Ciudad Juarez is considered the most dangerous city in Mexico, and home to the Sinaloa and Juarez drug turf battles.  Last year 3,000 people were killed in the city.