US Shuts Consulate in Mexico After More Gunfire

Mexican police, FBI hunt for evidence
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 17, 2008 2:00 AM CDT
Police officers surround the US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. Gunshots were fired nearby in a second troubling incident in two weeks.    (AP Photo/Monica Rueda)
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(Newser) – Officials shut down the US consulate in Monterey, Mexico, yesterday after shots were fired nearby, reports Reuters. The latest incident followed an attack last weekend when gunmen opened fire and lobbed a hand grenade at the same consulate. Mexican police swarmed the area and FBI officials gathered evidence to determine if the violence was linked. The consulate was expected to reopen today.