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Latino Daily News

Monday October 25, 2010

Tijuana Drug Clinic Ambush Leaves 10 Dead

This morning a group of armed men stormed a drug rehab clinic in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico leaving 10 dead.  Mexican officials are not confirming the number of dead or injured at the scene. 

Witnesses are reporting gunmen stormed the building and demanded patients on the first floor lay down whereby they proceeded to shoot at them.  The inpatients upstairs survived, typically there are 45 patients at the privately run facility. 

This is the first time such an incident occurs in Tijuana but is becoming more common place in other border cities like Ciudad Juarez.  Drug gang rivals tend to hide out at rehab clinics assuming they are safe until they are found out by other drug cartel members.