A prison face-off between members of two rival cartels in the Mexican border city of Juarez caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them civilians, authorities said on Friday.
Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel formerly led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and local group Los Mexicles, clashed in a prison on Thursday afternoon, federal security authorities reported. A riot then broke out, leaving two shot to death and four injured with bullet wounds.
Officials did not say what caused the clash.
Local media reported gunmen arrived at a Little Ceasars pizza parlor and started shooting at the people inside the building and in the parking lot. Four employees of a radio station were killed.
A total of 11 people killed, 12 injured in wave of overnight violence that included prison riot in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, regional attorney general says pic.twitter.com/qetnfzuwpo— Factal News (@factal) August 12, 2022