The El Paso Times puts the number of dead at 19 in an execution-style attack at a drug rehabilitation center just across the border in Mexico. And, the newspaper says, "the death toll could grow higher." At least six people were wounded.
The Associated Press, which at this moment puts the death toll at 17, says "the attackers on Wednesday broke down the door of El Aliviane center in Ciudad Juarez, lined up their victims against a wall and opened fire, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the regional prosecutors' office."
Just yesterday, the El Paso newspaper reported that the mayor of Juarez "is asking the Mexican army to stay six more months in the violence-plagued city, where August ended as the deadliest month ever, with more than 300 homicides."
Police outside the drug center where the killings took place.
Police outside the drug center where the killings took place. AP photo