HERMOSILLO, Mexico — Seven men were shot to death in an apparent ambush by
rival drug traffickers near the Mexico-Arizona border, authorities said
An eighth man was found wounded on a hill in an area called Ejido Los Ejemplos
near Sonoyta, Mexico, Sonora state police said in a statement. Sonoyta is close
to the U.S. border crossing at Lukeville, Arizona.
The bullet-riddled bodies were found inside a pickup truck Wednesday night,
Sonoran police said the survivor of the Tuesday attack told investigators that
he and the other men had just dropped off marijuana when gunmen opened fire with
automatic rifles on their pickup truck.
All of the men are believed to have been from the state of Sinaloa, home of the
drug cartel by the same name.