University officials in crime-ridden Ciudad Juarez are planning a protest march after the slaying of a medical student who was forced to kneel then shot in his head.

University officials say 20-year-old Juan Antonio Chavez was killed at dawn Wednesday.

University spokesman Arturo Pedraza said Chavez was student and a Red Cross paramedic.

Chavez's death follows the murder of student 17-year-old student Alfredo Franco, who was killed by a group of gunmen a few days ago. Pedraza said the university is sponsoring a march Sunday to protest the violence against their students.

Ciudad Juarez is Mexico's deadliest city. More than 1,900 people have been killed this year as drug cartels battle for control.