MEXICO CITY – Three people were killed and 13 others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a bar in the northern municipality of San Nicolas, Mexican authorities said Monday.
The attack occurred after midnight Sunday during a Christmas party hosted by Grupo Paca, owner of the bar and other establishments in the state of Nuevo Leon.
Eight men with assault rifles approached the bar in the Monterrey suburb, neutralized the security guards and started shooting at guests, the Nuevo Leon state Attorney General’s Office said.
Two of the 13 people wounded remain hospitalized with serious injuries.
Nuevo Leon has experienced similar incidents at bars and other nightspots in recent years. Authorities have blamed the violence on turf wars among rival criminal groups.