REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – State police officers in Mexico rescued three kidnapping victims after a shootout with suspected cartel gunmen in the border city of Reynosa.
The rescue took place early on Friday morning when Tamaulipas state police officers patrolling the central part of the city spotted a sand-colored SUV carrying suspected gunmen. The officers attempted to pull over the vehicle. Rather than stop, the gunmen sped away leading authorities in a chase. During the chase, the gunmen fired at police with AK-47 rifles setting off a short but intense gun battle.
The gunmen fired several rounds into the police vehicle forcing them to slow down as the gunmen pulled away. The gunmen were then able to leave the vehicle and run away. When police officers reached the vehicle they found a wounded woman and two men in the vehicle. The three individuals were handcuffed and are believed to have been kidnapping victims.