Nightly News   |  February 10, 2011

El Paso school mourns students slain in Mexico

The War Next Door: Although one in five students at Cathedral High in El Paso live in nearby Ciudad Juarez and cross the Mexican border on a daily basis, the trip proved deadly for two students who were fatally shot while visiting a friend in Juarez last weekend. All three teens were killed. NBC's Mark Potter reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: In El Paso , Texas , hundreds of students gathered today at Cathedral High School for a memorial service for two American teenagers. They were killed just across the border in Mexico . Sixteen-year-old Carlos Mario Gonzalez , 15-year-old Juan Carlos Echeverri were visiting a friend over in Juarez , Mexico , last weekend when all three were shot and killed at a car dealership. Juarez , which borders El Paso , had 3,000 murders last year alone during this ongoing drug war.