Monday, February 01, 2010

Florida: Neighborhood Shootout Sends Five People To Hospital: "Five people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after a shootout at a home in Brevard County. Cocoa police say a homeowner noticed four men jumping over his fence on Montclair Road shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Officers say the homeowner opened fire on the men to defend his property. “He challenged them. He told them to get off his property. They continued toward him and shots were fired,” said Barbara Matthews with the Cocoa Police Department. The homeowner was also shot during the incident. Police say the homeowner may have opened fire because of what happened the night before. Saturday night a group of burglars had broken into his home while no one was home. Officers say the group stole keys and a couple of guns from the home. Police believe the two cases are connected."

Mexico's strict gun control laws at work: "Armed men broke into a party in Mexico’s northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on Saturday night, killing at least 14 and wounding another 14, Mexican authorities said Sunday. The incident, the latest in a long string of killings in the city, underscores the unchecked violence in the border town, a stronghold of Mexico’s drug gangs that have turned Ciudad Juarez into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The victims were all students, aged 15 to 20 years, from nearby schools, said Enrique Torres, a police and army spokesman.”

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