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More than 100 illegal migrants involved in roadway ambush

San Francisco Telixtlahuaca, Oaxaca — Vehicles carrying illegal immigrants were ambushed Tuesday night as it traveled from San Francisco Telixtlahuaca, Oaxaca to Tehuacán, Puebla.

A commando ambushed and shot at a caravan of vehicles that were moving more than 100 illegal migrants, most of whom were from Guatemala. In the ambush, one person was killed.

Sources from the State Attorney General’s office confirmed that after the ambush, four vehicles were abandoned and inside were the Central American migrants, who are mostly from Guatemala.

The man who died has been identified as Eulogio López Tomás, a Guatemalan national, while Gabino “R” was injured from the gun fire.

According to released information, a gray van with Oaxaca plates was found about 40 kilometers from the capital city. Inside the van was the body of 42-year-old Eulogio López.

A distance away along the same road, authorities located two more vehicles that suffered bullet impacts from the ambush, both of which were from Chiapas and abandoned by its driver.

A gray Chevy truck with plates from the state of Mexico was also abandoned by its driver. That vehicle had one flat tire from a gun shot with six additional gun shot holes in the body of the vehicle. Upon inspection of each vehicle, a total of 106 undocumented illegal migrants were found.

A statement from one of the injured said that while “they were circulating on the road, a red truck closed the way and people with long weapons began to shoot at them.”

Police finally located an abandoned red Dodge Ram that was without license plates.