Mexican Villagers Attack Alleged Gang, Killing 6

By: AP
By: AP

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say dozens of armed
villagers in southern Mexico confronted a suspected crime gang in
their home and a child, a woman and four men were killed in the
resulting gunbattle.

A statement Saturday from the public security chief for Oaxaca
state says a town assembly voted to arm 90 of its members and sent
them to detain the group allegedly behind cattle thefts, rapes and

Security chief Marco Tulio Lopez says the people in the house
refused to surrender and opened fire first.

Remote Mexican villages without a police presence sometimes
engage in mob justice. But it is unusual for them to do so with

The incident happened in the village of Santa Cruz
Tepenixtlahuaca (te-pe-nix-tla-WA-ca).

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