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11 Gunned Down in Mexico

Mexico City (July 14, 2017): At least 11 adult were killed when Masked men burst into a children’s birthday party in the Mexican city of Tizayuca in central Hidalgo state.

Police said they had found three children alive at the scene but all 11 adults at the party had been shot dead.

Police found the gory scene when they responded to an emergency call received just after midnight in the city of Tizayuca, in the central state of Hidalgo, the state security service said in a statement.

Neighbours said four gunmen burst into a large white tent where a family was hosting a children’s party outside their home and shot dead seven men and four women.

Four children were found unharmed, public security spokesman David Pichardo told the media. One of the children told authorities that masked men wearing police uniforms had arrived during the party and killed all the adults, according to newspaper Excelsior.

Law enforcement agencies had cordoned off the entire neighbourhood Thursday morning, and security was tight. Forensic workers could be seen examining the crime scene.

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