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Gun Battles Erupt in Mexico After Son of 'El Chapo' Is Captured

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Published on October 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:11s

Gun Battles Erupt in Mexico After Son of 'El Chapo' Is Captured

Gun Battles Erupt in Mexico After Son of 'El Chapo' Is Captured The rampage took place in parts of the Sinaloa city of Culiacán.

Sinaloa is the base of the Sinaloa drug cartel, run by 'El Chapo' Guzmán prior to his imprisonment in the U.S. The gunfire reportedly began when a National Guard patrol was fired upon by armed gunmen.

Security forces attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, son of the notorious drug lord, but they were met with heavy gunfire.

The gunmen apparently went on a rampage, setting vehicles and gas stations on fire.

Residents scrambled to take cover.

Wanted in the U.S. on charges of drug-trafficking, López — known as "El Ratón" — was released by police due to the scale of violence.

Alfonso Durazo, Mexico's security secretary, via NPR News Mexican officials say that there were injuries, but no official count has been made known to the public.

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