US Teens Killed in Mexico Shooting

Authorities unsure of motive behind the killings
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:03 PM CST
US Teens Killed in Mexico Shooting
The bodies of two young boys lie next to cars at the site where three teenage boys were shot to death outside of a car dealership in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 5, 2011.   (AP Photo)

Three teenage boys have been shot and killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities revealed yesterday, and at least two of them were US high school students in Texas. The boys were killed Saturday afternoon while browsing a car dealership, the AP reports. One was found inside a white Jeep Cherokee, while the others were lying in the courtyard, the scene surrounded by some 60 bullet casings.

So far, police don’t have any clue as to the motive behind the killings. All three boys lived in Mexico, but two were US citizens. One, Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez, 16, commuted to a private Catholic school in El Paso. The other, Juan Carlos Echeverri, 15, left the same school last year to study in Ciudad Juarez. The school, which is comprised of 20% Ciudad Juarez residents, plans to hold a rosary service for Gonzalez Bermudez later this week. (More El Paso stories.)

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