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Acapulco Bus Murders: Gunmen Kill Driver And 14-Year-Old Assistant, Set Fire To Vehicle

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ACAPULCO, MEXICO - MARCH 01: A federal policeman stands guard at the scene of a suspected drug-related execution on March 1, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to reports of the violence. Toursim accounts for some 9 percent of Mexico's economy and about 70 p | Getty Images

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Witnesses in the Mexican resort of Acapulco say a band of gunmen chased passengers off a bus and then killed the driver and his 14-year-old assistant. The attackers set the bus on fire and fled.

Police are investigating but have not released any information.

People at the scene say gunmen intercepted the bus around noon Wednesday. They say the gunmen ordered screaming passengers to get off and shot the driver and his young assistant who collected fares. The gunmen left after pouring gasoline in the bus and setting it afire, burning the two victims.

The bus was traveling on the highway that runs between Acapulco and the resort of Zihuatanejo and was headed to the village of Pie de la Cuesta.

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