Eight killed in Honduras restaurant attack

 

Eight gunmen opened fire in a restaurant in Honduras killing 11 people and wounding seven others.It happened in the city of San Pedro Sula in what police said was a drug-related crime.

Police found almost 11lbs of cocaine in the back of the "Los Amigos de Clarisa" restaurant.Officers believe the killings may have been part of a dispute between rival drug gangs.

Eight restaurant customers - six men and two women - died instantly of bullet wounds, while three other men died later of their wounds at area hospitals.

"The gunmen arrived in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and parked it in front of the restaurant," Security Minister Oscar Alvarez. "They went into the restaurant, cold-bloodedly opened fire on anything that moved, and then calmly took off."

"This is related to drug trafficking," Alvarez said.

PA