13 people shot to death in family party at bar in Mexico

Thirteen people, including a child, were killed at a bar in Mexico when gunmen raided a family celebration Friday in the city of Minatitlán, CNN reported.

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Four other people were injured in the attack. According to a spokesman for the state government of Veracruz, the gunmen, who were not identified, attacked after seeking a man at a bar, The New York Times reported.

Seven men, five women and a child died in the shooting, the newspaper reported.

The motive for the killings was unclear, the Veracruz spokesman said.

According to preliminary reports, the man the attackers sought was called "El Beky," the owner of a bar in Minatitlán, CNN reported

"Federal and state forces have deployed a strong search and capture operation of those responsible for the events," Gutiérrez Maldonado, secretary of public security in Veracruz, tweeted Saturday.

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