El Paso Woman Shot After SUV Flipped During Mexican Car Chase
An El Paso woman was shot and three male passengers were shot and killed after their SUV flipped during a car chase in Mexico. The 61-year-old woman and a small child suffered gunshot wounds.
An El Paso woman and a small child were shot in the Juarez Valley Wednesday morning. Three others in the same SUV were killed.
Six Americans have been killed in our sister city in the past week.
The shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. in San Isidro — across the border from Clint, Texas.
According to Juarez media, the woman and small child were rushed to the Juarez General Hospital.
U.S. Customs officials said the 61-year-old woman, who suffered gunshot wounds, was then taken to University Medical Center in El Paso.
Juarez media report two vehicles with armed men began chasing the SUV the victims were in. The woman driver, they said, tried to get away from the gunmen but lost control and flipped the SUV.
The three men inside reportedly tried to crawl out but were gunned down.
The ABC-7 I-Team found the Texas handicapped license plates on the SUV were registered to Rosemary Ruiz in east El Paso.
When we went to her home address, no one was home.
Her neighbors were horrified to learn Ruiz could be the woman who was shot. They said they hope she pulls through.
Chihuahua, bordering Texas, accounts for 2,797, or 27.8 percent, of the more than 10,000 gangland killings Mexico has suffered this year, capital daily Reforma said last week.