Latin America & Caribbean

Mexico beer centre attack leaves 10 dead

Relatives wanting information about their loved ones gather outside a beer distribution centre after it was attacked in the town of Garcia, on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico, Friday, June 19, 2015 Image copyright AP
Image caption Authorities say the attack may have been linked to organised crime

Gunmen have shot dead at least 10 people in a beer distribution centre near the Mexican city of Monterrey and then stole from the bodies.

Seven people died at the scene. They were found naked or half-naked. Another three people died on their way to hospital.

The attack took place in the municipality of Garcia.

Authorities say they are investigating links to organised crime, possible involving drugs cartels.

Mexico's El Universal newspaper said (in Spanish) that the attack happened in a centre that distributed Corona brand beer to shops in Garcia, 40km (25 miles) from the city of Monterrey.

The victims were believed to be employees at the centre.

An official said the gunmen entered the property, demanded money from the workers and then started shooting.

Nuevo Leon State Attorney General Javier Flores said a weapon and drugs were found in the warehouse.

Garcia is the hometown of the next governor of Nuevo Leon state, Jaime Rodriguez, who battled the Zetas drug cartel while mayor.

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