At least three women and six children, including twin six-month-old babies, have been killed by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico on Monday.
The victims, believed to be members of a large Mormon family with dual US-Mexico citizenship, were ambushed by gunman while driving to a wedding in the Mexican border state of Sonora — near where they worship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Six other children were found alive. One child had a bullet wound and one child was still missing, officials said.
Mexico’s security secretary Alfonso Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the group’s convoy of large SUVs for a rival gang.
Christina Langford Johnson, 31, Rhonita LeBaron, 33, and Dawna Langford, 43, were the three mums killed in the attack, according to The Sun.
LeBaron had broken down in her SUV when gunmen opened fire, torching the vehicle and causing the petrol tank to explode.
She was found dead inside the bullet-ridden car along with her six-month-old babies, Titus and Tiana.
Two of her other children, Krystal, 10, and Howard, 12, were also reportedly killed in the attack.
Twelve kilometres ahead, Langford Johnson, Langford, and two of her children, 11-year-old Trevor and three-year-old Rogan, were also killed in other SUVs.
Langford’s seven other children were shot but survived, it’s claimed.
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