Latin America & Caribbean

Eight die as gunmen open fire at Mexico volleyball game


Eight people have been killed in an attack by gunmen on a volleyball game in a park in western Mexico, local officials say.

They say at least five others were injured in the attack in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state.

The gunmen arrived with two people with covered faces who pointed out those to be shot, reports say.

No group has said it carried out Friday's attack. The state is the home of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel.

Sinaloa prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuera said the unidentified gunmen "knew perfectly who they were going to kill", according to the Associated Press news agency.

He said he believed the attack was part of a conflict between rival groups, without elaborating further.

Both players and spectators are believed to be among the victims.

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