A cartel shootout in northern Mexico left at least 9 Americans dead -including six children- when a motorcade from a Mormon-offshoot community was ambushed in broad daylight.
“At least six children and three women living in a faith-based community of U.S. citizens in Mexico were shot to death Monday in the northern part of the country, and six more children were wounded and one missing after their convoy came under fire during a brazen daylight ambush believed to have been carried out by gunmen affiliated with the cartels,” reports Fox News.
“Relatives said the victims live in the La Mora religious community in northern Mexico, a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. They said the group was attacked while traveling in a convoy of three SUVs. Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the SUV convoy for rival gangs,” adds Fox.
According to family members, the cartel kidnapped members of the motorcade following the shootout.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.
Source: Fox News