10 killed after gunmen open fire on car rally in Baja California

Authorities say they are investigating an apparent gunfight at an off-road rally in the Mexican state of Baja California that left 10 people dead and 10 others injured.

Videos posted on social media showed heavy gunfire and at least three bodies lying on the ground at the rally in the Ensenada area.

The shooting, which occurred early Saturday afternoon, prompted an intensive mobilization of the Army, Navy and state and local police units.

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A Canadian tourist was found dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

Baja California officials say gunmen in a car opened fire on people and vehicles at the rally. State prosecutor Ricardo Ivan Carpio said the car was found with “gunshot holes and traces of blood inside.”

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The state attorney’s office said there was evidence of crossfire suggesting it was a confrontation between members of organized crime groups.

Baja California, across the border from California, is experiencing intense cartel activity.

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