Musician survives, tells of killings

MONTERREY, Mexico – The 16-member Colombian-style music group was playing at a ranch in northern Mexico when at least 10 gunmen entered the warehouse where the private party was being held and forced them and four crew members into vehicles, a survivor of the attack told authorities.

Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said the survivor, a member of the Kombo Kolombia band, told police they were blindfolded and driven on dirt roads until they stopped and he heard gunshots and a conversation about where the assailants would dump the bodies.

Domene said the survivor was able to reach a nearby ranch and get help. He later led authorities to a well where searchers found several bodies, Domene said.

Domene said three bodies pulled from the well were wearing T-shirts with the name of the band but that authorities were waiting to officially identify them.

By Monday afternoon, searchers had pulled 10 bodies from the well along a dirt road in the town of Mina, about 140 miles from Laredo, Texas, said a forensic official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the case.

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