Public bus massacre jolts Honduras | News | Al Jazeera

Public bus massacre jolts Honduras

At least 23 people have been killed in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula after armed men sprayed a public bus with bullets.

    Police have held a gang member in connection with the killings

    The only clue to Thursday's bloody attack was a menacing message written on cardboard and left at the scene threatening politicians fighting organised crime, police said.

       

    At least four men in two cars forced the bus to the side of the road and opened fire on it with assault rifles.

       

    "Sixteen people died at the scene of the attack, and seven more died in hospital," police official Wilmer Torres said. "As well, there are at least 10 wounded."

       

    Police have arrested a member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang in connection with the killings, Torres said. 

    SOURCE: Reuters


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