Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Several Killed During Gun Battle In Reynosa

A house was riddled with bullets during gunfight. 

Photos courtesy of Valor por Tamaulipas

Continuous gun battles in Reynosa between drug cartels fighting for control. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 20, 2013

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico - On Tuesday, a gun confrontation among members of a criminal organization (CO) ignited blockades around the Balcones de Alcalá. The blockades were setup around 5:00 p.m. to block traffic flow into the zone. The gun fight began at about 4:30 p.m., according social network reports in the zone.
Armed men attacked and fired into a targeted home, which the outside walls and inside of the residence was riddled with hundreds of bullet holes. 
Authorities found blood on window curtains, clothes and rags on the floor. No information was released, if anyone was found dead or injured inside the home.
The CO's setup street blockades and throw metal spikes on the streets or roads to blow out tires of civilian vehicles in order to stall cars and cause traffic jams to prevent the military and police from reaching the drug cartel battle zones. Armed men and the military were seen in the area.
Multiple injuries and deaths were reported in the area by social network postings on Facebook and Twitter. No official report has been made by the military or federal, local and state police about Tuesday's incident. 

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