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Mexico cockfight club shootout claims six lives

| Updated: February 07, 2018 11:58:17

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Six people have been killed and 14 others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a clandestine cockfight arena in the Chihuahua state capital in northern Mexico, authorities say.

The state prosecutor's office says in a statement that several masked attackers fired at people gathered at the "Santa Maria" cockfight club late Saturday off a highway on the southern edge of Chihuahua city.

Four victims were killed at the scene and two more died while receiving medical treatment, reports AP quoting prosecutors.

Two children aged 7 and 10 were among the injured.

Police did not arrest anyone immediately.

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