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Mexico: Police shoot-out wounds GERMAN student

Mexico, Guerrero
October 13, 2014 at 00:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

An injured German student was stretchered into an ambulance in the early hours of Monday morning in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state after being shot as a result of police firing at a vehicle that a group of students were travelling in.

Police had allegedly been chasing a kidnapping gang when they encountered the vehicle. Police reportedly opened fire after the driver had failed to stop in time. Members of the police unit were detained pending an investigation.

The incident comes after dozens of trainee teachers went missing in the same area on September 26, of whom 43 remain missing. Public anger has continued to swell since the discovery of mass graves with burned bodies on the outskirts of Iguala, also in the state of Guerrero on October 9. Around three dozen people, 22 police officers among them, have been arrested in relation to the case.

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An injured German student was stretchered into an ambulance in the early hours of Monday morning in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state after being shot as a result of police firing at a vehicle that a group of students were travelling in.

Police had allegedly been chasing a kidnapping gang when they encountered the vehicle. Police reportedly opened fire after the driver had failed to stop in time. Members of the police unit were detained pending an investigation.

The incident comes after dozens of trainee teachers went missing in the same area on September 26, of whom 43 remain missing. Public anger has continued to swell since the discovery of mass graves with burned bodies on the outskirts of Iguala, also in the state of Guerrero on October 9. Around three dozen people, 22 police officers among them, have been arrested in relation to the case.

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