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Police officers stand guard as people look on at the crime scene where 14 people were killed as they watched an amateur football match in Honduras
At least 14 people were killed yesterday after a car full of hooded gun-toting attackers opened fire at a football match in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
Armando Calidonio, vice minister of security, said the gunmen shot from point-blank range at the victims, who were known to gather there to play football.
A police officer investigates the crime scene. Honduras is on its way to closing the year with the highest homicide rate in the world - 78.8 for every 100,000 people, some 286 homicides per month
Ten were killed at the scene and four died as they were being taken to the hospital.
More were wounded - some gravely, Calidonio said, though the number was not clear.
The attackers numbered about five, but police did not have any suspects.
'We still do not know the motive of this tragedy,' Calidonio told reporters.
The massacre took place in Colonia Felipe Zelaya, a crowded, violent neighborhood in the northern city of San Pedro Sula that is home to hundreds of gang members.
Forensics officers at the crime scene: 'Maras' - street gangs that grew out of Los Angeles and spread to Central America - are blamed for rampant violent crime in the country
Mass shootings are not uncommon in Honduras.
'Maras' - street gangs that grew out of Los Angeles and spread to Central America - are blamed for rampant violent crime, extortion and more recently acting as enforcers for drug cartels.
In September, gunmen mowed down 18 shoe factory employees in San Pedro Sula in a shooting blamed on gang rivalries.
Six youths were slain in a home last month, also in San Pedro Sula. Authorities linked that massacre to the drug trade.