A 1 year, 8 month old baby girl was shot when her family was caught in the middle of a car chase involving the Mexican military an SUV that presumably was believed to be involved in the major drug battles engulfing the region.
The shooting occurred in the border state of Tamaulipas and the little girl and her family were in town visiting family.
A military patrol was pursuing the SUV when the toddler’s family car came in the middle of the two, spooking the troops who fired on the car.
They realized their mistake only when they inspected the car.
The toddler’s wounds are considered non-life threatening.
From the Toronto Sun:
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Officials in the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas say a U.S. toddler was shot in the back by Mexican army personnel when her family’s car apparently got in between a military patrol and a vehicle carrying suspects.
Guadalupe Salinas, the head of the federal prosecutors’ office in the state, said Wednesday that another girl in the car was grazed by a bullet and a woman suffered slight wounds from bullet or glass fragments.
Salinas said Wednesday the injuries of the 1-year, 8-month-old girl aren’t life-threatening. She is being treated in San Antonio, Texas.
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