Veracruz, Mexico, Aug 29, 2019 / 23:53 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of Coatzacoalcos claimed 26 lives on Tuesday night.
According to the Veracruz state Attorney General's Office, 10 women and 16 men died in the attack, and 11 more people were injured. The office said the attack was clearly deliberate.
The local press reported that a group of armed men entered the Caballo Blanco bar, opened fire and threw Molotov cocktails.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called the attack “lamentable,” saying “it fills us with sadness.”
López Obrador condemned those responsible for the attack, and noted claims that the attackers may have been previously arrested and released by authorities.