8 reported killed in southern Mexico gunbattle

State prosecutors spokesman Randy Suastegui says gunmen fired on state police who were responding to a reported kidnapping.

By: Associated Press | Mexico City | Updated: May 1, 2015 9:18 am
Mexico, Mexico gunbattle, Guerrero, Randy Suastegui, kidnapping, crime, Ometepec, Suastegui, mexico crime, mexico news, international news, news Suastegui says the police encountered the suspected kidnappers on the highway and pursued them around 1:30 pm.

Mexican authorities say two state police officers and six other people are dead following a gunfight in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero.

State prosecutors spokesman Randy Suastegui says gunmen fired on state police who were responding to a reported kidnapping on Thursday afternoon near Ometepec.

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Suastegui says the police encountered the suspected kidnappers on the highway and pursued them around 1:30 pm.

It is not immediately clear what happened to the kidnap victim.

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