March 26, 2016 9:02 pm

Police in Mexico find 6 dead after shootout

Members of Veracruz Civil Force patrol during an operation in Veracruz, Mexico.


MEXICO CITY – Police in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz say they killed three alleged criminals in a shootout, and then found three bodies the suspects had apparently been transporting.

The confrontation occurred Saturday on a rural highway. Veracruz state police say they approached a car that was parked suspiciously by the side of the road.

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Police said they came under fire from the car’s occupants, two men and a woman. All three were killed in the exchange of gunfire.

When they secured the crime scene, police found a second vehicle with three more dead bodies.

Local media reported the suspects had been attempting to dispose of the bodies at a nearby dump, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

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