December 14, 2000

Bar fight leaves 10 dead in Guatemala

                  GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) -- Two rival groups broke out into a
                  shooting match in a bar in the capital, leaving 10 people dead, police said

                  The violence happened about midnight Wednesday when a group arrived and
                  opened fire on some of the customers in a bar located in a rough section of the
                  city known for drug trafficking, said Guatemalan Police spokesman Faustino

                  The victims fired back. Four people died on the scene, while six others died at
                  area hospitals, Sanchez said. Two people were hospitalized with injuries.

                  The assailants fled from the scene in a car, the owner of the Marathon bar told

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