Skip to comments.Two men kidnapped after gunshots near Alton[South Texas]
Posted on 09/01/2009 6:43:24 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
NEAR ALTON Gunshots broke out late Friday afternoon before a gang of men kidnapped two others near a rural workshop beside an orchard.
Sheriffs deputies said several men kidnapped Armado Cantu and Eliberto Mireles were working at the tool shop at 10612 N. Moorefield Road about 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Dispatchers received a call about a shooting, but after deputies arrived it was clear two men had also been kidnapped, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Witnesses told deputies Cantu and Mireles were working outside the tool shop when several men pulled up in a white Ford Explorer and a red older model Ford Taurus, the sheriff said.
One of the kidnappers began firing a pistol upon arrival, Treviño said. Cantu and Mireles ran toward a nearby orchard to try and flee the oncoming bullets.
Cantu fell as he ran from the kidnappers, who hauled up into one of their vehicles, Treviño said.
The bad guys catch up to him and shoot in his direction, the sheriff said of Cantu. We couldnt find any evidence that he was shot or not that doesnt necessarily mean he wasnt.
Mireles, 33, made it to the orchard and managed to hide out, Treviño said, but the kidnappers eventually located and rounded him up.
Crime scene investigators determined only one type of bullet was used and believe they were fired from only one handgun, Treviño said. Authorities continue to work toward identifying a possible motive for the mens kidnapping.
Witnesses told deputies the suspects vehicles were last seen headed north on Moorefield Road.
Jared Taylor covers law enforcement and general assignments for The Monitor. You can reach him at (956) 683-4439.
(Illegal)Day laborer kidnapped near Mission
But, but we were promised the bad guys would stay on the other side of the border!!! Between the drug cartels to the south and the Marxist usurper to the north, we don’t stand a chance.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
The border area has become a 3rd world zone. If you have a ranch or an orchard down there you need to have a gun on your hip and a rifle in your truck.
The Police aren’t going to arrest you, they’ll just write a report afterwards.
Yeah right. A prominant Houston doctor was gunned down west of town by a couple of illegals. Didn’t steal anything, just killed the guy. And the libs want to disarm US? Frikkin unbelievable.
And the judge will award the illegals you waved your gun at your home and ranch.
I spoke to the journalist, Jared Taylor, this morning who said at least one of the kidnapped victim was a non-citizen and he is following up on the other one. He’s also following up to find out if they might have been involved with a drug deal gone bad and kidnapped by members of the cartel or hit-men of the cartel. I thanked him for writing the article, told him my name and city, and that a friend from the RGV sent me the article. I told him as a citizen, I’m working with others to reduce the number of illegals coming across the border. He agrees that immigration-status will be included in articles he writes when it is confirmed. I thanked him again and wished him a wonderful day.
Correction: Eliberto Mireles managed to hide out during the shooting Friday afternoon and was not kidnapped. The Monitor strives to accurately report the news in Hidalgo County and the Rio Grande Valley. Please report any errors of fact to the reporter whose byline appears on the story.
Mexican drug cartels are kidnapping, murdering US Citizens. They burned down at least 88,000 acres in California last week and there is GOOD reason to believe many more of those fires are started by them. No one cares. I guess they plan on defusing that bomb after it goes off!
“The border area has become a 3rd world zone.”
Not just the border. Mexico’s war is all over this nation.
In the NW armed cartels are fighting with each other over USA land to grow their plantations. Do you suppose someone would pay attention if the Taliban was growing poppies in our national forest instead??
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