Brazen shoot­ing mars cel­e­bra­tion

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - LEGAL NOTICES - From wire re­ports

MEX­ICO CITY — Mex­i­cans head­ing into the week­end’s In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions were jolted by a brazen shoot­ing by men dressed as mari­achi mu­si­cians who killed four peo­ple and wounded nine in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the cap­i­tal where the bands ser­e­nade tourists.

The Mex­ico City pros­e­cu­tors’ of­fice said at least one for­eigner was among those wounded in Fri­day night’s at­tack, which lo­cal me­dia said was staged by three gun­men.

The news out­let La Silla Rota cir­cu­lated sur­veil­lance video of the alleged as­sailants wear­ing tra­di­tional em­broi­dered jack­ets and pants as they fled on mo­tor­cy­cles.

The shoot­ing cast a bloody pall over In­de­pen­dence Day fes­tiv­i­ties. Many Mex­i­cans will wear mari­achi cos­tumes, a sym­bol of na­tional pride, on Satur­day night to com­mem­o­rate the launch of the re­volt against Span­ish rule on Sept. 16, 1810.

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