A confusion, a flat tire, a punishment for reporting crime. These are the first three hypotheses that have emerged in Mexico just hours after the massacre in which nine North American citizens lost their lives, six of them minors.
Relatives of the Lebarón and Langford families lost their lives this Monday, November 4, in an ambush at 1:45 pm local time, on a rural road in Las Moras, Bavispe municipality, on the border of Chihuahua with Sonora, to the north. from Mexico.
Criminals sprayed bullets at the convoy of cars in which the family was traveling, burning one of them. In networks, it is claimed that the LeBaron had reported to the authorities the presence of organized crime in the area and the pressure they were exerting on the Mormon family, which was dedicated to the cultivation of walnuts and pistachios, among others.
Other media, such as the Daily Mail indicate that the family may have suffered a flat tire and that while they were repairing the vehicle, they were punched.
A third hypothesis, this one, emerged in Mexico, indicates that the family was confused with drug traffickers, as indicated by César Augusto Peniche Espejel, attorney general of the state of Chihuahua, as reported by the magazine Proceso. Incidentally, this latest version has outraged many who wonder how it is possible that a family with six children, two of them eight-month-old babies, could be mistaken for criminals?
Photos circulating in networks of one of the eight children who survived the massacre, a minor who suffered a bullet to the back:
Process indicates that this morning the National Guard flew the injured to Phoenix, Arizona by helicopter for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, it is indicated that there is a detainee in Agua Prieta, a town adjacent to Bavispe, without indicating his identity or connection to the events.
"On behalf of the United States, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the events that took place in Sierra Sonora / Chihuahua," Christopher Landau, United States Ambassador to Mexico, said in a tweet.
For her part, Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, governor of Sonora, said the same way: "I don't know what type of monsters would dare to hurt women and children." The official promised that this crime will not go unpunished.
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