Nine murdered watching soccer in northern Mexico home

  • 20 people gathered in a home to watch soccer last Saturday night in Monterrey, Mexico when a 32-year-old gunman entered and opened fire
  • Seven men died at the scene, two later died in different hospitals
  • The victims spanned ages 26 to 58 in a home that neighbors say has been used as a point for drug sale.  
  • Other shootings also occurred in Santa Catarina, Cadereyta, and the resort city of Acapulco this past weekend in Mexico

Nine soccer fans were killed while gathered around a TV in a home in Northern Mexico. 

Gunmen burst into the Monterrey home killing seven men, two died later at different hospitals.

The victims span between 26 and 58 years old.

At least 20 people were gathered at the home Saturday night when a 32-year-old suspect end entered armed with a gun.

Neighbors have said that the home was used as a point of drugsale and that another killing took place there just last year.

Mexico has seen violent crime soar amid drug gang turf wars with multiple incidents recorded last weekend, including a soccer watching party that resulted in nine murdered

In a western suburb of Monterrey that same night, an 11-year-old boy was shot dead in Santa Catarina. Hours later in Cadereyta in the southeast, one young person was killed in a shooting outbreak. 

All incidents are believed to be unrelated.      

Meanwhile in Acapulco, a shooting at a bar at 4:30am Sunday killed a Chilean citizen and seriously wounded a woman and left four other people with lesser injuries.

In the southern Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco, a shooting at a bar called Baby lobster early Sunday killed a Chilean citizen, seriously wounded a woman and left four other people with lesser injuries.  

Acapulco and surrounding Guerrero state have seen violent crime soar in recent years amid drug gang turf wars. Last year the state posted a homicide rate of 64.2 per 100,000 residents.