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Gunmen storm Mexico family party killing 13, wounding more

Police in eastern Mexico say gunmen have broken into a family party and opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding at least four others.

The Veracruz state Public Security Department says seven men, five women and a child were killed in the attack yesterday at an events hall in the oil city of Minatitlan near the Gulf of Mexico.

Lidia Carrasco, a close friend of the family, complained about insecurity in her state.

She told The Associated Press that nothing can be done, by the government or the president, for the people in Minatitlan. 

A department statement says the attackers asked for a man called "El Beky," who apparently owns a bar in the city. It's not clear if he was among the dead. 

Officials say they don't yet know a motive for the shooting.

Federal and state police set up checkpoints in the region to help in the search for the attackers.

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    Officials say they don’t yet know a motive for the attack and the shooters have yet to be located. Source: Associated Press