Seven shot dead at Mexican 'peace park'

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The Independent US

Gunmen have killed seven people at a park built as an anti-violence measure in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, highlighting the bloodshed gripping the area as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Mexico.

The park was inaugurated four months ago as part of the "We're All Juárez" programme, aimed at improving life for residents of the besieged city.

Police found 180 bullet casings used by drug gangs.

On Monday, Ms Clinton said the US would help with new controls on the flow of American guns across the border.