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Violence leaves 23 dead in Mexican city

From Gustavo Valdes, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gunman kills two police officers on routine patrol
  • In another incident, a group opens fire in a park, killing one person

(CNN) -- Violence in and around the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez on Friday and Saturday left 23 people dead, including two police officers ambushed while on routine patrol, authorities said.

A gunman opened fire on Friday after a car blocked the officers' truck, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the district attorney's investigative unit.

In another incident, a group opened fire in a park full of visitors, killing a man and wounding at least six bystanders.

Later on Friday, a young couple was fatally shot as they drove through a part of the city known for its upscale nightclubs.

CNN's Nick Valencia and Journalist Edgar Roman contributed to this report.