By Chris Covert
A total of six individuals have been killed in separate incidents in Reynosa, Tamaulipas Monday, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news report which appeared on the website of Vanciuc.com said that four armed suspects exchanged gunfire with a unit of the Mexican Army Monday. The incident took place near the intersection of calles Fuente de Diana and Catorce in Fuentes colony.
The suspects were travelling aboard a Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup truck when the incident occurred. Following the conclusion of the confrontation, soldiers secured four rifles, four pistols, weapons magazines, helmets and bulletproof vests.
Two of the four dead suspects were identified as Edgar Vidales Garcia, of Mazatlan, Sinaloa and Reyes Jimenez Diaz.
Separately, another exchange of gunfire with another Mexican Army road patrol took place Monday afternoon at around 1640 hrs.
In a press release posted on its official website, the Tamaulipas state Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado
or attorney general said that the two armed suspects were travelling
aboard a Nissan Titan pickup truck when it crossed paths with a Mexican
Army road patrol in El Olmito colony.
The suspects were identified as Julio Enrique Ramirez Rios and Janer
Francisco Cano, both from Reynosa. Soldiers also seized six rifles at
the scene in the aftermath.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com