Pirates attack couple on Falcon Lake
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:36:25 GMT —
Authorities say an American couple sight seeing in Guerrero Viejo, Mexico were attacked by bad guys.Action 4 News is being told that four boats surrounded them, and opened fire on them around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said Thursday a 30-year-old and his wife were riding jet skis back from Mexico when the gunmen approached. Gonzalez said the man was shot in the head as the couple sped away.
Unconfirmed reports say a man was killed, and his body has not been recovered."There is word the couple could possibly be from McAllen" said Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.The wife reportedly managed to escape near Falcon Lake on her jet ski while being fired upon.The Zapata TMs Sheriff's Department, U.S. Border Patrol and Game Wardens are investigating.In May of this year, the Department of Public Safety along with the Zapata County Sheriff's Department issued a warning from the United States boaters and fisherman at Falcon Lake.Authorities said pirates believed to be members of drug trafficking organizations had been holding up fishermen's boats at Falcon Lake demanding cash and drugs.Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said there had been at least four such incidents on the lake-- one of them on the U.S. side.Mike Cox with Texas Parks and Wildlife told Action 4 News " we have two boats in the water on the U.S. along with seven game wardens" to assist the lead investigating agency which is Zapata county Sheriff TMs Department.Action 4 News is on the scene. We TMll have more as it becomes available.