Skip to comments.Reports: Texan shot by Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo; 6 killed in Mexico City
Posted on 10/28/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Mexican newspapers have reported that an American man visiting his daughter in Nuevo Laredo was shot by members of the Mexican army early Tuesday.
According to Action 4 News at valleycentral.com, a South Texas news website, 20-year-old Armando Francisco Gonzales was fighting for his life in a hospital Wednesday afternoon:
It all happened off Avenida López de Lara and Calle 15 de Septiembre around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses said soldiers opened fire on a black Chevrolet Tahoe.
Inside, the SUV was 20-year-old Armando Francisco Gonzales who was injured by bullets.
Mexican media outlets reported that Gonzales crashed his SUV into a building and was left there for one hour and 45 minutes before an ambulance arrived.
Action 4 News said they contacted the American Consulate in Nuevo Laredo. They said consulate officials told them they learned about the incident through the media and were investigating.
Noticias de Tamaulipas reported Tuesday that Gonzales had three bullets in his body and one grazed his head.
La Prensa.mx reported that Gonzales, an employee of Transport Canada in Laredo, was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe with Texas plates. La Prensa reported he was in Nuevo Laredo to see his 5-month-old daughter.
A woman identified as his wife, Blanca Isela Olivares, said in the La Prensa report that she believes the soldiers shot Gonzales because his truck looked suspicious.
According to LaJornada, at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Gonzales drove in front of the military facility and was shot.
In Mexico City Thursday, according to the Associated Press:
Gunmen killed six young men Thursday in a gritty neighborhood of the Mexican capital, an alarming attack in a city that has largely been spared the kind of mass shootings common in drug trafficking hot spots.
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I know a few Texans that would like to go down to the border and straighten this lil mess out once and for all.
A couple squads of Texas Rangers should do it... led by Chuck Norris of course.
Mr. Norris please don't kill me, I didn't mean to insinuate that you could not handle the problem by yourself.
Requesting Pity ,
Well, I wuz thinking bout a few hundred ranch hands.