COAHUILA, MEXICO—A shootout on November 30, involving Mexican drug Cartel ended with 14 people dead at the Villa Union in Coahuila.
According to Coahuila Governor Miguel Angel Riquelme, four of those killed were police officers, seven were suspected criminals, and three unidentified bodies were found nearby. Six additional officers sustained minor injuries during the gunfight. They were treated at an area hospital and released.
Governor Riquelme indicated the gang members came to town in a convoy of trucks attacking the government buildings, until state and federal forces intervened. The bullet-riddled trucks bore the initials C.D.N., the initials of the cartel’s northeast gang.
The death toll rose after reports of more violence surfaced. On Sunday, December 1, officials indicated that additional cartel arrived into a town near the Texas border, and staged an hour-long gunfight killing seven people,
Myreligionisrap.com indicated that the gunfight involved the Zetas of the Cártel del Noreste who is a Mexican criminal syndicate that is considered one of the most dangerous drug cartels in the country.
Government forces are currently in town restoring peace to the area. Coahuila is located near the U.S./Mexico border, approximately 35 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.
President Trump offered assistance to Mexico last month after a Mormon family of nine were killed while traveling to a wedding. During that time, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador declined assistance from President Trump.