Mexico City: At least 16 people have been killed and eight others injured after an armed group attacked a drug rehabilitation center in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, local media report, citing authorities. The incident took place in the city of Chihuahua, the capital of the state of the same name, at around 9:50pm local time.
Five men and one woman are in serious condition, according to state prosecutors cited by El Universal. Footage posted online by Tiempo shows police and ambulances arriving at the scene.According to witnesses cited by Tiempo, the gunmen arrived the building in a white sedan and began shooting with AK47s. It is estimated that about 25 people were inside the center when the attack occurred, according to Infobae.
The army and police from city, state, and federal branches have set up checkpoints in search of those responsible.