Early morning shooting in Mexico dubbed worst this year

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A video shows the aftermath of one of the worst Mexican slayings this year.

A gunmen shot and killed 13 people at a bar in the Mexican Gulf coast early Saturday. 

The attack took place during a family celebration in Veracruz. 

Government officials said the unidentified shooters opened fire after searching for a man at the bar.

Seven men, five women and a child died in the shooting.

Four other people were injured. 

A government spokesperson said the motive for the killings was unclear.

However, he said the gunmen were seeking the owner of the bar.  

It’s not clear if the man owned the bar where the attack occurred, or if he was present at the time.

The region has suffered gang violence and political corruption scandals for several years.

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