Mexican car wash massacre: Rehab centers latest target in drug war
Three brutal killings in Mexico in the past few days, including today's car wash massacre, killed at least 41 people. Most of the victims were formerly involved with drugs.
Three brutal Mexican massacres in less than a week have killed at least 41 people, with young people formerly involved in the drug trade making up the majority of the victims.
The perpetrators are suspected to be involved in drug trafficking. The massacres could signal the lengths to which Mexico’s drug lords will go to prevent reformed addicts from giving information to authorities.
"Police believe drug cartels use the clinics to recruit hit men and smugglers, threatening to kill those who fail to cooperate," according to the BBC.
"The workers were all men; they were washing cars when the gunmen, probably members of organized crime, drove up in SUVs and started opening fire," a spokeswoman from Nayarit state attorney general's office told Reuters. "We have reports of 13 to 15 dead, including a bystander."