February 1, 2011
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — A teenage girl died Monday after being shot by federal police in the same border city neighbourhood where gunmen massacred 15 youths at a party a year ago.
The 16-year-old was shot two days earlier while riding in a car. Police said someone in the vehicle had opened fire at officers shortly beforehand.
However the National Human Rights Commission said it was investigating the shooting, in which a second girl was also wounded.
Federal police have been accused of excesses in Ciudad Juarez. On Friday, two officers were charged with killing a bodyguard assigned to the city’s mayor.
Mayor Hector Murguia said last week that officers shot the bodyguard even though he obeyed their orders to lay down his weapon.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11:33 am