CNN: Mormon community members were attacked near US-Mexico border. A family member says nine were killed.
(CNN)Members of a Mormon community were attacked while traveling near the US-Mexico border, authorities said Tuesday. Nine family members — all with dual US-Mexican citizenship — were killed, a relative of the victims said.
Preliminary information indicates three vehicles traveling between the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua in the region of Sierra Madre Occidental were attacked by criminal groups, Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua Cesar Peniche Espejel said in a statement Tuesday. The victims were mostly women and children, and minors were found with injuries, the statement said.