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Father, 8-year-old son shot; car torched in Mexico

By Nick Valencia, CNN
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Drugs, crime devastate town
  • Boy is found burned inside the car
  • Father gets out of the car, but dies of injuries later
  • Mexico
  • Ciudad Juarez

(CNN) -- A man and his 8-year-old son were shot and their car set on fire late Wednesday in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, a municipal police spokesman said.

The boy's body was found burned inside the car, while his father was able to get out before dying from his injuries, according to spokesman Adrian Sanchez.

At least 32 shell casings were found at the scene, local newspaper El Diario de Juarez reported. Sanchez declined to comment on the casings report.

Family members of the victims were at the scene of the attack late Wednesday, according to local journalist Arturo Chacon.

State prosecutors said two women were found dead Tuesday night inside a car at a mall parking lot. The parking lot is at the same center where a police officer was fatally shot in late January while standing guard at a local government booth.

The city has seen a spike in violence, including at least 14 people killed in 48 hours earlier in February.