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In Mexico State Femicide Crisis, 4 Women Shot Dead for Refusing Photo

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April 20, 2017

The bar Baby Rock where the women were killed (Facebook)

Four women between 18 and 20 years of age were shot and killed Wednesday in a bar in the State of Mexico city of Nezahualcoyotl, with three of the women dying at the scene of the crime and one later passing away in a nearby hospital.

The killings occurred after the young women refused to have their photographs taken with a group of men who were drinking in the bar Baby Rock, according to a friend of the women who heard gunshots while she was in the bathroom.

Neighbors are then believed to have reported the sound of gunshots to police.

While an investigation has been opened up into the killings no arrests have been made, according to Mexican daily Sin Embargo.

The killings follow a familiar pattern in Mexico as the largest number of victims of femicide come from Mexico state, where current President Enrique Peña Nieto previously served as governor.

Mexico's legislators rejected in March a proposal that would have implemented the emergency alert over increased gender violence in the capital following a new damning report issued by the attorney general that found a rise in the number of women killed in the city over the two past years.

Read the rest at teleSUR

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