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At Least 10 killed and Nine Wounded in Shootout in Northern Mexico

People armed with long guns began shooting at 2:18 p.m. (2118 GMT)

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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MEXICO: A shooting on Saturday during a car show in Baja California, northern Mexico, left at least 10 people dead and nine others wounded, the municipal government said.

The assault took place during an exhibition of all-terrain vehicle racing in the San Vicente region of the city of Ensenada. According to reports from 911 callers, individuals armed with long weapons came out of a grey van at 2:18 p.m. (2118 GMT) and started shooting at participants at a petrol station.

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The incident reportedly took place during a yearly, two-day racing competition called “Cachanillazo,” as per a reporter in Mexico.

San Vicente, a village in Baja, California, with fewer than 4,000 residents, served as the venue for the sold-out event.

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“The Government of Ensenada maintains close coordination with the Baja California State Attorney General’s Office to assist in the inquiries that lead to the clarification of the facts,” per the Mexican government and the State Attorney General’s Office.

A video shared on social media showed individuals rushing for cover as gunshots flew in front of family members assembled to watch the racing event. At this moment, neither the victims nor the suspects’ precise identities are known.

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A number of organisations arrived on the site, including the Mexican Red Cross, the Fire Department, the Marines, municipal and state police, and the Marines. Mayor Armando Ayala Robles stated that state Attorney General Ricardo Ivan Carpio Sanchez appointed a special team to look into the shooting.

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