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  HOME | Mexico

Mexican Authorities Probe New Case of Innocents Killed in Crossfire

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities are investigating the death of six people apparently caught in the crossfire of a battle between rival criminal groups in the northern state of Tamaulipas, where four members of a single family were killed last month by bullets fired from a military helicopter.

The Tamaulipas state Attorney General’s Office told EFE on Friday that it is carrying out an investigation regarding the death of six people earlier this week in the Petrolera neighborhood of Reynosa, just across the border from McAllen, Texas.

Preliminary investigations indicated that three of the victims were employees of a nearby business and three were members of a family.

On Wednesday, the Federal Police requested backup when they came across a shootout between gunmen.

When members of the Red Cross arrived at the scene, they confirmed that two women and four men had been killed, while another man was seriously injured.

The fatalities were tested for gunpowder residue, but the tests showed that none of the six people had fired a weapon and therefore were not part of the confrontation.

The shootout was one of many clashes that took place Wednesday in Reynosa.

It is not yet clear if cops were involved in the Petrolera neighborhood shootout.

This incident took place less than three weeks after four members of a single family were killed on March 24 in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, hit by bullets fired from a military helicopter during a clash with members of an organized crime group.

A marine was also killed during the confrontation.

The navy ultimately assumed responsibility and apologized for the deaths, although it had first denied that the fatal shots came from the helicopter.

On Monday, the chairman of the independent National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), Luis Raul Gonzalez, said that the navy’s apology “was important, but not enough,” calling for an investigation to be launched to determine legal responsibilities.

 

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