Mexico arrest 3 in debutante ball attack

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 1:08 PM

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Nuevo Leon say they have arrested three young gunmen on suspicion of taking part in a total of 38 killings.

State security spokesman Jorge Domene says the three youths aged 19-23 have confessed to a March attack on a debutante party in which a 5-year-old boy died.

Domene said Wednesday that one of the three suspects had a disagreement with the brother of the 15-year-old girl for whom the party was held.

The young gunmen allegedly worked for a drug gang, and attacked the party in revenge.

In the March 10 attack, 15 people were wounded and a 15-year-old boy was also killed.

The attackers sprayed the building with gunfire and tossed a hand grenade into the hall.

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