Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar during family celebration

Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.

People crying and hugging outside the bar where the attack took place.

Seven men, five women and a child died in the shooting. Four other people were injured, the state government said in a statement.

It’s the worst slaying to hit Mexico this year, in a state that has been the centre of gang violence and corruption scandals for several years.

The motive for the killings is not certain.

(Production: Emily Cooper)

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