6 people killed, 25 injured, right in front of me.

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  1. Vladimir
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    As you may notice, i live in Guadalajara, one of the main cities on Mexico.
    Every friday, i play on a covers band (Kings of Leon, The Killers bla blah blah blah). We finished playing about 3:30 AM (Saturday).

    When we were packing our gear to go home, we heard people screaming, we came out of the bar, and then we just saw a guy throwing something at the entrance of the bar crossing the street. It was a fragmentation grenade. It exploded, killing instantly 3 or 4 people, right in front of our eyes.
    The guy who threw the grenade quickly took a cab and left. If it wasn't enough... another van came, took out an Ak-47 or some sort of rifle and started shooting.
    After this point, we all got inside (to the bar where we played) scared.

    6 people were killed, and 25 were injured. It was the work of some drug dealers band.

    It was just horrible, kind of things you never forget.
    By the way, this isn't something strange, every week, things like these happen. Beheaded people, shootings, all kind of things.
    The media does a damn great job at hiding these things.

    Here's the article, just came out, you can watch the date, if you think im making this up.
    Of course it's on spanish, you might need to use a translator.

    http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/744384.html

    EDIT: Here's the info in English, thanks for the link to GHOST.

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/02/guad...toll-rises.html
     


  2. Stevetry

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    reminds me that day that a fuel depot explosion shock way send me flying out of my bed
     
  3. Fudge

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    Thats terrible. I would be scared shitless if I was witnessing that.
     
  4. The Pi

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    That's pretty fucked up. [​IMG]
     
  5. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Wow.
    At least you weren't hurt.
     
  6. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Holy shit, man. That's horrible!
    We're glad you're okay, but what a senseless act.
    Have you heard what might have motivated this?
     
  7. SmokeFox

    SmokeFox Jesus Christ is the Lord

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    Are you happy that you didnt die?
     
  8. Vladimir
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    Yes, the same thing as always, drug dealing gangs fighting for places to sell drugs.
    If they can't get the place, they do things like these.
    That or some sort of revenge.
    People is starting to get used to these kind of things, hearing them on the news, but watching them, it's just another whole different thing.

    Thanks everyone for your opinions.

    And SmokeFox, of course i am, but we (the band i play with and me), can't get over the fact that it could had been us getting killed by that grenade.
    It's almost sure we are not gonna play at night for some weeks. One of the drug dealers band also said on some youtube video that the "Hunting" would start on February 10, i guess they weren't lying, so things will get much worse.
     
  9. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    My prayers go out to you guys. That's absolutely horrible!
     
  10. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Good to hear you and your band are okay.

    Sounds like two drug dealers engage in a competition war.
     
  11. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

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    I was here... before...
    Glad you are ok you live in a dangerous country that's terrible ;(

    Here is another link in english.
     
  12. Wllmrly

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    Thas f*ckin crazy man but now your pretty happy your alive
     
  13. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Much as this will sound offensive, I gotta say it: dude, Mexico's a deathtrap. Border hop if you can, or we might next hear about you on a gang war death toll report. [​IMG]
     
  14. SmokeFox

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    Thinking better, you should have died too.
     
  15. Eerpow

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    Horrible... I saw once a couple being killed in central-america, it was around 11o'clock it was dark and we were heading home to one of my cousins.
    Suddenly we heard gunshots, at first I thought it was fireworks but then I saw a man holding a gun.
    He was on the same sidewalk as us and he was shooting across the street, 6 shots were fired though it felt more like 20 to me. I was with my family and we we took cover behind a pickup truck just in case.
    It was a man and a pregnant woman that got shot, first he killed the man and then the woman.
    Both men looked like gang members so I thought that the armed man wasn't going to harm us, but when he started running towards us and I was like 0_0!
    Luckily he ran past us, and like a few seconds later a police pick-up was after him and after a few minutes an ambulance and a news team were there.
    I saw the news the next day and the whole thing was briefly mentioned though they didn't mention if they caught the killer or not.
     
  16. Vladimir
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    Not offensive at all, but i can't do that, having a job ang going to college.
    But yes, as soon as i finish college, i'll leave this country, not that i really want to :S .
     
  17. Hop2089

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    Get yourself some citizenship in the US or Canada (start applying), Mexico is no place for you, it's pretty much death at every step.
     
  18. Blood Fetish

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    You guys do realize it takes years upon years and a lot of money to get US citizenship, right? If you could just fill out a form then the US wouldn't have the extreme illegal immigration issue it does.
     
  19. Lilith Valentine

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    My word, that's horrible! I am glad to hear you guys got out fine.
     
  20. dark ajax

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    Man that really sucks Vladimir, I'm so glad you're ok dude, the situation in our coutry is really a sad one lately, and it doesn't seem it will end anytime soon, I hope you don't go through like this again paisano...