Authorities confirm six innocent people wounded in Reynosa shootout
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:54:45 GMT —
Authorities have confirmed that at least six innocent civilians, including one child, were wounded in the crossfire of a Wednesday morning shootout between armed men and soldiers in Reynosa.
Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed it all happened during a chase in the Colonia Granjas Econimicas del Norte around 8 a.m. Wednesday.
SEDENA officials reported that soldiers were chasing a black vehicle when its occupants opened fire.
Authorities reported that the gunmen fired without regarding to morning rush hour traffic.
The suspects fled the scene but SEDENA officials reported that soldiers found one woman injured inside a Jeep Grande Cherokee.
The woman had been shot in both legs and suffered from fractured femurs in both legs. She's recovering in a local hospital.
SEDENA officials said that five adults and one child were wounded by bullets while they rode aboard a bus.
It's not clear whether the six victims were injured from bullets from the gunmen or soldiers but the incident remains under investigation by federal authorities.