Added: Comfort Swingle - Date: 01.11.2021 06:42 - Views: 32109 - Clicks: 6183
Authorities say 13 injured latest violence at prison in Ciudad Victoria, northern Mexico, a city long dominated by the Zetas drug cartel. A gun battle that raged for hours inside a prison inside northern Mexico has left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported on Wednesday.
Continuous automatic gunfire was heard late Tuesday at the prison in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the border state of Tamaulipas. Authorities said earlier that the dead included three police officers; it was unclear whether the rest of the dead were inmates. Inmates at the state prison somehow managed to obtain guns and began fighting authorities. The prison has been the scene of shootings, smuggled guns, riots and escapes.
Ciudad Victoria has long been dominated by the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel. A fight between prisoners at the same facility left three inmates dead in March. That clash followed a riot and mass escape through a tunnel that inmates built in a prison patio. During the March escape, at least one prisoner had a gun that he used to kill a passing motorist in a carjacking. This article is more than 4 years old. Policemen take part in a police operation to regain control of a prison in Ciudad Victoria.
Associated Press in Mexico City.
Wed 7 Jun . Topics Mexico Americas news. Reuse this content.Been a Ciudad victoria for too long
email: [email protected] - phone:(131) 643-6032 x 5845