An 8-year-old boy has gone missing after a shootout in Nuevo Leon. Investigators are searching for Brandon Cantu Emith Morales. Authorities say the boy was traveling with neighbors from South Padre Island. They came across a cartel checkpoint in Mexico. After not stopping, gunmen opened fire. One woman was shot in the head. The boy was also injured.
Investigators say the driver bailed out of the vehicle and hid in a nearby house. When he returned, the boy and the woman were gone. The U.S. Consulate General's Office in Monterrery issued this statement:
"Consulate officials are in close contact with the family. In this and all cases of a crime against an American citizen in Mexico, we urge Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough investigation. Our thoughts are with Brandon's family and we hope Mexican authorities will succeed in locating Brandon."