New York, July 11: At least eleven members of a family were killed by gunmen in remote Mexican mountain village.Five women, four men and two girls were killed in El Mirador, a community in central Puebla state, near Oaxaca yesterday.Also Read - Mali: Gunmen Attack Villages in Central Menaka Region, Kill 20 People
“Two other minors were badly wounded and taken to the hospital,” the Guardian quoted Vicente Lopez de la Vega, the mayor of the town of Coxcatlan, which oversees El Mirador, as saying. Also Read - 24 Killed as Gunmen Open Fire on Iranian Military Parade
The Puebla state prosecutor’s office in a statement said that initial reports indicate that “people arrived on foot where the family was located, fired several times and left on foot.” Also Read - Iran: 8 Killed, 20 Injured as 'Takifiri Gunmen' Attack Military Parade in Ahvaz
The statement also said that two wounded children were also girls.It however, did not specify where the family was during the attack.The prosecutor’s office said two people witnessed the massacre and both have been put under police protection. Authorities are now trying to establish whether the crime was related to organised crime or a family dispute.(ALSO READ:Narendra Modi greeted with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ in Mexico).
The village is inhabited by evangelicals who broke away from another community of Catholics, El Potrero.
Meanwhile, the motive and the cause behind the massacre is under investigation.