CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen who killed 15 people in this Mexican border city — many of them teenagers with no known criminal ties — were directed to the neighborhood by a resident who said members of a rival gang were planning a party, an official said Wednesday.
The mayor of Ciudad Juarez and other officials have said the victims had no criminal records and the gunmen may have been acting on mistaken information.
The massacre could mark the worst loss of innocent life yet in the gang battles that have turned the city across the border from El Paso, Texas, into one of the world's deadliest — and deepened a sense that no residents are safe, even inside their own homes.
U.S. military helicopter crashes, killing two, in Germany
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BERLIN — A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Germany on Wednesday, killing two people, German police said. The military did not immediately confirm the casualties.
Police said a third person was missing.
The aircraft went down about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in woods between Viernheim and Lorsch, south of Frankfurt, Hesse state police said.
The helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk, said Bruce Anderson, a spokesman for U.S. Army Europe.