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A police director and his bodyguards in Sonora were ambushed by a team of cartel gunmen while patrolling the streets of Ciudad Obregón Tuesday. The incident left a bodyguard dead and the director seriously wounded.
The operations director for public security in Cajemé remains in serious condition after being ambushed by a team of gunmen, according to local media reports. The director, identified as José Gonzalo Villaseñor, was patrolling in an official duty vehicle at approximately 5:20 pm with two bodyguards in colonia Municipio Libre, located in Ciudad Obregón, when they were attacked by several men traveling in a grey Chevrolet SUV. After the gunmen opened fire causing the patrol to stop, several gunmen dismounted and walked up to the patrol vehicle to direct additional fire. The gunmen, armed with multiple rifles, ran back to their SUV and fled, according to witness accounts. The director’s two bodyguards were identified as Óscar Alán “N,” 29, who was uninjured, and Mauricio García Cortez who eventually died.
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According to media reports, the director and his unharmed bodyguard were transported to a hospital. During the confusion, Mauricio García Cortez was left behind in the bullet-riddled patrol vehicle on the belief that he was already dead. Amateur video on social media later showed a badly wounded...
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