Nuevo Laredo mayor announces shelter in place after reports of gunfire
NUEVO LAREDO, Mex. (KGNS) - UPDATE: Around 4 p.m., the mayor of Nuevo Laredo, Carmen Lilia Canturosas, took to her Facebook page and updated the community stating that federal and state authorities had advised her that the situation had been controlled. However, she continued to advise the public to take precautions when stepping out of their homes and workplace.
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The mayor of Nuevo Laredo is asking the public to take shelter or remain where they are after several reports of gunfire around the city.
Sounds of gunfire all across Nuevo Laredo were reported at around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
According to witnesses, stray bullets entered nearby businesses north of Nuevo Laredo.
Several armed individuals were seen entering businesses taking refuge from the gunfire.
Several areas in town were also blocked by trailers.
No word yet on injuries at the moment.
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