Attackers wielding knives burst into a child’s birthday party in central Mexico, stabbing and slashing to death 11 people, including two minors, authorities said on Thursday, according to reports.
Hidalgo state prosecutor Javier Ramiro Lara Salinas said at a news conference that the preliminary investigation suggested the attack in a house near Tizayuca, just north of Mexico City, was a “settling of scores”.
Among the victims was a man with a Mexico City police ID. Lara said the home’s owner had served time on a kidnapping charge in Mexico State. Authorities received a 911 call after midnight on Thursday alerting them to the killings.
None of the victims was shot. All were killed by knives or other cutting weapons. The area had largely been spared the violence affecting other parts of Mexico.