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Attackers Raid Family Party, Kill 13 in Mexico

This is one of the worst slayings in Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office

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    Vehicles of the Veracruz State Police remain parked on April 20, 2019, outside the house where 13 people, including a child, were killed when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in Minatitlan, Veracruz State, Mexico. The Secretariat of Public Safety said the gunmen arrived at a family reunion in Minatitlan asking to see someone named "El Becky" -- the owner of a local bar -- before opening fire killing 13 and injuring four others. There was no known motive for the shooting, but Veracruz is plagued with organized crime and bloody gun battles frequently erupt between rival drug gangs.

    Police in eastern Mexico say gunmen broke into a family party and opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding at least four others.

    The Veracruz state Public Security Department says seven men, five women and a child were killed in the Friday night attack at an events hall in the oil city of Minatitlan near the Gulf of Mexico.

    A department statement says the attackers asked for a man called "El Beky," who apparently owns a bar in the city. It's not clear if he was among the dead. Officials say they don't yet know a motive for the shooting.

    Federal and state police set up checkpoints in the region to help in the search for the attackers.

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