This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
At least nine people—including six children—who lived in a religious community of U.S. citizens in northern Mexico were killed Monday in what could be a case of mistaken identity after drug trafficking rivals got into a shootout with cartel gunmen, according to family.
The victims were said to be members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community which settled in Mexico several decades ago.
Rhonita Maria LeBaron—and her four children– twin 6-month-olds and two others aged 8 and 10—were reportedly found outside the town of Bavispe
43-year-old Dawna Ray Langford and 31-year-old Christina Marie Langford—were found in a separate location later Monday. A third relative said a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy were also killed, bringing the death toll to at least 9.
According to Langford Jr.’s Facebook post, one of the older boys in the group managed to escape with six of his siblings from the ongoing shootout and run back to his home at La Mora settlement, which is located about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz.
He said he left other children who were injured hidden on the side of the road.
It was unclear how many children were ultimately rescued as of Monday evening.
The man said a convoy of three vehicles had set out Monday from La Mora — a decades-old settlement founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — but were attacked by cartel gunmen in what he said may have been a case of mistaken identity.
Two of the three vehicles believed to be carrying two women and 13 children were still missing.
The families lived in La Mora, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona.
Many of the church’s members were born in Mexico and thus have dual citizenship.
family member says 17 of his family were in the three-vehicle convoy when it came under attack.
He said nine were killed, six wounded, and two left unharmed.
Fox is saying they got in the middle of two fighting Cartels now
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