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A US teenager has been shot dead by local police in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca in yet another shocking case of police abuse and brutality. The year-old victim — identified only as Alexander — was killed on Tuesday night after he went out to buy soda, according to media reports.
Details of the shooting remain unclear. The newspaper Reforma quoted a family member, who said Alexander was riding on a motorcycle with a year-old boy at around They simply started to shoot and they shot him in the head.
They also showed sly support for the police with the illegible hashtag: Thehistoryofthe[police]forcespeaksforitself. Local press reports said Alexander was staying with his grandparents in the town where he was shot. Relatives say he was born in North Carolina to Mexican parents.
Subsequent protests against police violence were themselves met by further police violence. About 80 people were seized by plainclothes police officers on their way to a demonstration in the city of Guadalajara, and held for hours. The victims said they were beaten, threatened with death and eventually dumped in isolated areas.
Evidence collected by human rights groups suggested that security forces in Mexico are routinely responsible for abuse, torture and extrajudicial killings. This article is more than 1 year old. Boy, 16, identified only as Alexander, killed on Tuesday night Details unclear but cousin says teenager was buying soda.
David Agren in Mexico City.
Wed 10 Jun . Topics Mexico Americas news.
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