2 Grenades Used To Kill 3 People In Juarez
POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:40pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 7:53am
When you think that the violence in Juarez can't get worse, it just did. For the very first time, hand grenades have been used in Juarez's drug war. It happened tonight and the video we are getting from the scene is graphic.
Around 7:30 tonight, two handgrenades were used on a Juarez street during an attack on police agents. Here's what we know about deaths and injuries. Two police agents were killed: one a federal police agent, the other a municipal police agent. In addition, other people nearby were seriously injured.
State Police say a third person has also died, and that is a rescue worker.
Among those who are in critical condition, a news photographer for channel 5 in Juarez. Tonight he is in a juarez hospital.
Hand grenades have been used in other parts of Mexico by drug cartels to kill cops, including in Chihuahua City but this is the first time they have been used in Juarez.
One suspect has been arrested in connection with this attack. Juarez police say he is a member of the Juarez cartel.
We will continue to follow this story and will have the latest for as it becomes available.