Saturday’s massacre in Juárez, Mexico, of 16 high school and college students created a shock wave that continues to rumble across a city numbed by years of brutal and unstoppable violence, reports the El Paso Times. Twelve victims are still hospitalized with gunshot wounds, four in critical condition. Officials said investigators were questioning a suspect and that the massacre may be linked to a November shooting in which an El Pasoan was killed.
The dead ranged in age from 13 to 42 years old. At least 11 were teenagers. They were shot late Saturday night when gunmen sealed off a block and stormed into a birthday party in a working-class residential neighborhood in southeastern Juárez and began firing with large-caliber handguns and rifles.