Mexican Federales Fire on US Embassy vehicle!!!

Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 07:09 pm

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, August 24, 1:44 PM

MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal police fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle and wounded two U.S. government employees Friday after their vehicle drove into a rural, mountainous area outside the capital where the officers were looking for criminals, Mexican and U.S. officials said.

The two embassy employees were hospitalized, one with a leg wound and the other hit in the stomach and hand, according to a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Another official said they were in stable condition. The U.S. Embassy said it could not release details of the shooting or the names of the victims.

It said at least four vehicles opened fire on the Americans’ sport utility vehicle on a road south of Mexico City, but did not make clear if any of the four carried federal police officers.

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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 03:14 pm
@Lustig Andrei,

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded.

Officials from both nations said federal officers were chasing criminals Friday morning when a hail of bullets was fired at the embassy sport utility vehicle carrying the two employees and a Mexican Navy captain.

Federal police earlier said men in four vehicles had fired at the embassy SUV, and a Mexican Attorney General's Office spokesman confirmed Saturday that all were federal police units. He could not be named because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2012 03:29 pm
The U.S. Embassy said it could not release details of the shooting or the names of the victims.

The newspaper Reforma, citing Mexican marine sources, identified the US citizens as Jess Hoods Garner, 49, and Stan Dove Boss, 50.

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