6 Killed in Acapulco Shootout

Police battle drug hit men in center of resort
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 2:51 AM CDT
A policeman stands next to a wounded man lying on a street in Acapulco yesterday.   (AP Photo/Bernardino Hernandez)

(Newser) – Six people were killed yesterday after a gun battle broke out between police and suspected drug cartel assassins in the heart of Acapulco's tourist district. The shootout—in broad daylight along a hotel-lined boulevard—didn't kill any tourists, official say. The victims included a mother and her 8-year-old daughter, who were killed when fleeing gunmen shot at vehicles in their way, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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