10 dead in attack on beer distributor in northern Mexico

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Posted: Jun 19, 2015 8:54 PM
10 dead in attack on beer distributor in northern Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — At least 10 people are dead after armed men attacked a beer distribution center on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, Mexican authorities said Friday.

Nuevo Leon State Attorney General Javier Flores told a news conference that authorities are investigating the possibility that the attack involved organized crime. He said drugs and a weapon were found at the scene.

A state government official speaking on condition of anonymity earlier told The Associated Press that the attackers invaded the property, demanded money from the workers and then started shooting. The official was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly.

Seven people died at the scene, and three more in a hospital. The victims were all believed to be employees.

Friday's attack took place in the town of Garcia to the northwest of Monterrey, capital of Nuevo Leon state.

Nuevo Leon has been affected by drug trafficking violence in recent years, although no major attacks have been reported in recent months.