The boys, believed to be about 16 or 17 years old, had sheltered immigrant youth and were heading for another shelter when they approached Saturday by people who obviously intended to rob them, Reuters reported, cites local authorities.
The bodies of two teens were found with stabbing and severe injuries, according to a statement from the Tijuana prosecutor’s office, obtained by Reuters.
A third boy who witnessed the murder was badly injured in the attack but survived, Honduras officials said in a statement and added that he is still at risk of more harm.
Alten Rivera, Honduras ambassador to Mexico, said the boys were brutally murdered.
“The conditions of murder of the two youngsters that have arisen are really terrible,” said Rivera to Reuters. “We are really upset by all that happened.”
It’s unclear how long their teens had been in Tijuana and if they planned
Honduras officials urged the Mexican authorities to investigate teenage deaths and urges Honduras not to risk their lives by taking dangerous immigration routes.
Hundreds of US immigrants last month began to arrive at the border between the US and Mexico. in Tijuana, hoping to seek asylum in the United States. Many have been living on local shelters while waiting for a chance to cross the border legally.
9659010] CNNs Deanna Hackney contributed to this report.