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At least 14 homicides were recorded in Tijuana over a seven day period, ending on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. By the early hours of Sunday, Frontera had reported that 13 homicides had been counted by local authorities. Local investigators allege that 85% of those homicides were related to drug-trafficking.

The 14th homicide recorded was that of a 7 year old girl. The girl was found dead in a residence after being left with a babysitter and three others. Prosecutors believe the girl was raped and then killed. According to authorities, two men and two women were apprehended at the home after the parents returned from buying groceries.

The violence has not slowed in Tijuana, as three more have been reportedly killed in the morning hours of Monday, April 15th. According to El-Mexicano, two men were killed near a food vendor in the Los Álamos neighborhood. Another man was shot to death before noon in Playas de Tijuana.

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Visduh April 15, 2013 @ 4:50 p.m.

Gee, and here we've been reading and hearing that TJ is safe, and that the only killings involve the drug trade. Not so. Go there at your peril.


rudyjrlopez April 15, 2013 @ 10:18 p.m.

85% are attributed to drug trade, so take out the 11 and there were 3 homicides. Even at 14 they can compare to a large city such as, say, Chicago. Looked at their murder rate recently? Would you say the same about them? No one has shot up an elementary school in Tijuana lately. Lost in the news, there was another marathon run today - in Tijuana. No bombs greeted the runners at the finish line. Its half-journos like Potter who keep giving Tijuana a bad name - and ignorant readers like yourself you believe him.


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