Juarez residents react to massacre in Loma Blanca

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:05pm

A family in Loma Blanca Chihuahua, Mexico never imagined that their baseball team would win a championship and be killed on the same day.

Last sunday 10 people including 4 minors and a 6-year-old girl were murdered when they were celebrating their team's victory in the home's backyard.

“Ten people died including 4 minors too. The family is very sad because of this harsh event they're obviously victims. Unfortunately this happened when we were having peace in the region,” north's division Chihuahua Attorney General Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas said.

One of the victim's family members preferred not to go on camera, and says what happened was horrible and unfair.

“Since that day we feel very sad, because we knew all of them and 5 were from the same family, I dont know what to do or how to help” the victim's family member said.

Several Ciudad Juarez residents were shocked to hear the news, specially because violence levels had decreased over the past months. Some residents have a different views.

“I'm not surprised the authorities dont even have control, we are in the hands of God, the mayor cant even do something,”Juarez resident Joseph Levy Mendez said.

“we are shoked to see so many things we dont even know what is happening or why,” Juarez resident Rosa Isela Leal said.

Governor of Chihuahua Cesar Duarte says the state will not let these types of tragedies step in their way, he guaranteed justice for the victim's families.

“unfortunately these types of events generate tension, but theres nothing indicating that we will see the violance coming back like 3 years ago, the advances in the investigation are consistent the most dangerous criminals are in jail and whoever did this will be in jail soon too.” Duarte said.

Authorities of both sides of the border are cooperating in this investigation. No arrests have been made in connection with this tragic crime.

Loma Blanca is located relatively close of Ciudad Juarez city limits.


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