Friday, January 26, 2018

Video: gunshots ring out during mayoral event in Nuevo Laredo

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
On Wednesday, a shootout occurred in the  city of Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas during a mayoral event.The city borders with Laredo Texas.

The mayor of Nuevo Laredo, Enrique Rivas Cuéllar was inaugurating a mural around 2pm when shots rang out.

The event was being held in Silao Park, an area known for violence.  The shootout was unrelated to the mural event but security instructed the 150 guests to hit the ground for safety.
The audience was comprised of mostly women and children, who stayed on the ground for several minutes.  The remainder of the event was cancelled.

The mayor was accompanied by his security corps, composed of military elements and personnel of the State Police.

In the city council website, there was no mention of the incident.

Police found the suspect’s vehicle near the site.  No information was shared on what brought them to that conclusion. As for the people at the event, no one was physically harmed, not counting fear.

On his website the mayor says; “Nuevo Laredo is much more than these regrettable events, we will continue upwards, and we stand with you."