Armed attack leaves 10 rally drivers dead in Mexico car race

In this phioto dated Jan 5, 2007, Mexican Navy officers check motorists using the highway between Tijuana and Ensenada city, in Baja California state, border with US, as part of the operative against organized crime. (PHOTO / AFP)

MEXICO CITY – At least ten people were killed and nine others injured in an armed attack targeting a group of amateur rally drivers in a car race in the Mexican state of Baja California on Saturday, local media reported.

A group of armed individuals got out of a vehicle and opened fire at the car race participants who were parked on the side of a highway in Ensenada, Baja California, said the Milenio newspaper citing local authorities.

The attack "left nine wounded and 10 people dead," Ensenada authorities said in a statement.

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The authorities are now conducting an investigation.