Saturday, April 19, 2014
3 die in Matamoros
According to an official news report posted on the website of Tamaulipas state government, the incident began Friday at 15:25 hrs, when a Mexican naval helicopter observed several armed suspects traveling aboard two vehicles in ejido Francisco I. Madero. Some of the suspects fired on the bird, causing naval personnel to return fire.
Naval return fire killed three. Others in the convoy escaped the scene. Mexican security forces seized a Chevrolet Equinox SUV and an AK-47 rifle. The dead were all men in their 20s.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org