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Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five dead

Reuters Studio - September 16, 2018

A shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols.

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Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five dead

A shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday.

Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in the incident at the Plaza Garibaldi in the capital's historic downtown, the city prosecutor's office said.

Witnesses described the gunmen to be dressed as mariachi musicians who opened fire with rifles and pistols.

You can hear the gunshots go off in this video posted online.

Homicides have surged to record levels in Mexico City since 2014.

The incoming city government that has vowed a clean-up in the capital which had previously experienced less of the drug violence that plagues the country's cartel strongholds in other regions.

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