Massive Gun Battle Erupts In Mexico Over Son Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’

Heavily armed gunmen went on a shooting rampage through the city of Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state on Mexico’s Pacific coast, battling security forces after authorities attempted to arrest a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

The gunfire from what appeared to be sniper rifles and truck-mounted machine guns sent residents of the western city scrambling for cover. Burning vehicles littered the streets as the gunmen faced off against the National Guard, army and police.

Article URL : https://www.npr.org/2019/10/18/771216750/massive-gun-battle-erupts-in-mexico-over-son-of-drug-kingpin-el-chapo

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