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Gulf Cartel opens fire on Texas-bound family during failed border carjacking

July 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Gulf Cartel opens fire on Texas-bound family during failed border carjacking

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Gulf Cartel gunmen once again opened fire on innocent families going from Monterrey to Texas. The gunmen fired automatic gunfire after a car driving along the highway refused to pull over during a carjacking.

One of the family members used a phone to record the damage that two bullets had caused to the car. In her footage, the woman points out how one shot went into the back, shattering the rear windshield–traveling through the rear-view mirror and out of the front.

A second bullet went through the rear bumper near the vehicle’s tire.

The highway robbery gone wrong occurred this week when a family in a light gray SUV was driving from Monterrey metropolitan to the border city of San Juan, Texas. As the family traveled through one of the main roads that led through the city, they were confronted by a crew of cartel gunmen, according to Breitbart Texas.

For months, the Gulf Cartel has terrorized and robbed dozens of innocent tourists traveling through Reynosa.

For years, Mexicans from Monterrey and other cities frequently went to Texas for shopping or vacations.

Earlier this year, two rival factions of the Gulf Cartel went to war in Reynosa over control of the area’s profitable trafficking and human smuggling routes. As soon as the fighting erupted, the city was subject to a renewed wave of violence where the cartels started targeting innocent victims for abduction, extortion, and robberies.

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