A total of five armed suspects were killed in an encounter with a Mexican Army unit in Tamaulipas state Sunday, according to Mexican news accounts.
A wire dispatch originating from El Universal news daily reported that the gunfight took place at around 1310 hrs in Ciudad Victoria near the intersection of calles José Sulaiman Chagnon and Pamoran.
Ciudad Victoria is the state capital of Tamaulipas.
The incident involved two civilian vehicles one of them a 2012 Nissan Rogue SUV. Presumably, suspects in the second vehicle escaped the encounter. All five of the dead were inside the SUV. Soldiers also found five AR-15 rifles.
Two of the suspects were identified as Amado Gustavo Teran de la Fuente, 33, and Esau Shealtiel Cepeda Espinoza, 22. The other three were unidentified men in their 20s.