12 Killed in gun attack in central Mexico

Twelve people were killed on Saturday in a shooting attack in a bar in the city of Irapuato, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the municipal government said.
According to international media, local authorities “confirmed the death of six men and six women” as well as three injured people in a statement, which did not specify the identity of attackers or their motives.
The motive behind the shooting was not immediately clear. An initial statement by the city had put the death toll at 11.
Guanajuato, a major manufacturing hub and production site for many of the world’s top carmakers, has been convulsed in recent years by brutal turf wars between rival drug gangs.
On Sept. 21, gunmen shot dead 10 people in an attack at a bar in the Guanajuato town of Tarimoro, about 60 miles (96 km) southeast of Irapuato.