Saw a report with an American journalist riding around with the new Chief of Police
he lost one of his THREE bodyguards on his first day(lost, as in dead)
He got the job last month when his predecessor was killed on HIS first day
now the Chief always has SIX bodyguards carrying M-16s
2 killed, 2 wounded in Nuevo Laredo shooting
Aug. 22, 2005
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — An assailant opened fire with an automatic rifle on a group of people at a hot dog stand, killing two men and wounding two women today in this violence-plagued border city.
Enrique Valdez, a 32-year-old attendant at the hot dog stand, and an unidentified man died on their way to the hospital, said a statement from police in Tamaulipas, which includes Nuevo Laredo, a city of about 300,000 people across the border from Laredo.
Alicia Gonzalez, 26, and Flor Guinon, 24, were wounded during the pre-dawn attack in the city's red light district. Gonzalez was shot in the face and Guinon in the legs.
Investigators were looking for a tall, thin man whom witnesses identified as the shooter, police said.
Since January, 119 people have been slain in Nuevo Laredo. Authorities say the violence stems from a war between two powerful drug cartels for control of smuggling routes.
On June 8, the city's then-police chief was gunned down within hours of taking office, prompting President Vicente Fox to send hundreds of soldiers and federal agents to Nuevo Laredo to restore order.
A war between rival drug gangs? Sounds like a war between hotdog stand vendors to me.
Unless the hotdogs were just a cover to drug sales, I don't get it.
The victims might have been rival workers or family members..........
They're fuckin' up Boys Town? There's just no excuse for that.
Probably some cartel foot soliders hanging around a local stand for some post-coital hotdogs, and the vendor just got caught in the crossfire. Think of it as a watering hole in the Serengetti, and the predators are guys doing drive-bys.
Or maybe he was a lookout; it's a good excuse to hang around the street.