By Chris Covert
Six unidentified suspects were shot and killed by an Mexican Army patrol Monday night in Los Herrera municipality, according to Mexican news accounts.
Four men and two women were killed in the incident. Reports are unclear as to if the suspects fired on the army patrol first, but news reports make clear shot were exchanged.
The suspects were travelling aboard a Chevrolet Aveo and a Honda sedan along Los Herrera-Cerralvo when they encountered the army patrol.
Agents with the Nuevo Leon Agencia Estatal de Investigaciones (AEI) said that several assault rifles and quantities of ammunition were found in the vehicles, along with quantities of drugs, which type was not disclosed in reports.
It was also disclosed that the dead were probably part of one of the Tamaulipas drug gangs, though the report did not elaborate.
Los Herrera is about 75 kilometers die east of Monterrey, astride a road linking Mexican Federal Highway 40 with Federal Highway 54 in Cerralvo.
|Shooting scene in Escobedo Tuesday evening|
Three other shootings took place Monday and Tuesday, including one Escobedo municipal traffic police agent shot dead.
- A headquarters for the Nuevo Leon state Agencia Estatal de Investigaciones (AEI) was attacked by armed suspects early Tuesday morning in Montemorelos municipality.
Mexican Army units and Nuevo Leon state police agents were dispatched to patrol the area.
- An unidentified man was shot and critically wounded and a woman was wounded in a shooting attack in south Monterrey Monday night. The male victim was out walking with his unidentified pregnant wife near the intersection of calles Paseo del Norte and Paseo Cumbre in Formerrey 45 colony, when several armed suspects shot him. Another woman, Maria Magdalena Martinez Sanchez, 30, was hit in the leg, presumably by stray rounds. Several 9mm spent shell casings were found at the scene.
- An unidentified Escobedo transit police agent was shot to death in Escobedo Tuesday evening. The shooting took place at 1740 hrs near the intersection of avenidas Monterrey and Las Torres in Nueva Esperanza colony.