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American boy, 13, is killed in a bullet rain after gunmen ram the car of his family on a highway in Mexico

American boy, 13, is killed and his parents injured in a bullet rain after gunmen opened fire on their family car in Mexico

  • Boy, 13, died after armed gunmen shot him, his parents and another child
  • The family from Oklahoma, USA, traveled from Mexico to the American border
  • It is believed that the family had visited relatives in the state of San Luis Potosi

A 13 year old boy died after armed armed men shot him and his family while traveling home to the US from a vacation in Mexico.

The boy’s parents, mother, 42, father, 48, and another boy, ten, were shot while driving a minibus from Mexico to the American border on the Reynosa-Nuevo Laredo Highway, Los Arcos, on Saturday night.

It is believed that they had visited relatives in the state of San Luis Potosi from their home in Oklahoma The New York Post.

Some local reports have identified the deceased 13-year-old as Oscar Castillo López and his injured parents such as Juanita Castillo López and José Silva Mendoza.

The 13-year-old boy and his parents, mother, 42, father, 48, and another boy, ten, were shot while driving a minibus from Mexico to the American border on the Reynosa-Nuevo Laredo Highway, Los Arcos, on Saturday night

The 13-year-old boy and his parents, mother, 42, father, 48, and another boy, ten, were shot while driving a minibus from Mexico to the American border on the Reynosa-Nuevo Laredo Highway, Los Arcos, on Saturday night

It is said that attackers collided with the Chevrolet SUV of the family, with Oklahoma plates, when they refused to stop – the family was accompanied by another family member in a car that was not injured.

After being forced to stop, the mother, father, and two young boys were shot – the 13-year-old was fatally wounded.

Investigating officers and soldiers who attended the scene found three cars with ‘collisions’, one left with Tamaulipas plates and two belonging to the family with Oklahoma plates.

Investigating officers and soldiers who attended the scene found three cars with 'collisions'

Investigating officers and soldiers who attended the scene found three cars with 'collisions'

Investigating officers and soldiers who attended the scene found three cars with ‘collisions’

One car was left with Tamaulipas plates and two belonged to the family with Oklahoma plates - bullet holes can be seen in the windshield

One car was left with Tamaulipas plates and two belonged to the family with Oklahoma plates - bullet holes can be seen in the windshield

One car was left with Tamaulipas plates and two belonged to the family with Oklahoma plates – bullet holes can be seen in the windshield

It is believed that attackers have fled in another van.

The family was taken to the hospital in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, where the mother, father, and ten-year-old would be in stable condition, reports El Universal.

Reports from El Diario have identified the attackers as drug traffickers with the Cártel del Noreste.

Attackers would have collided with the Chevrolet SUV of the family

Attackers would have collided with the Chevrolet SUV of the family

Attackers would have collided with the Chevrolet SUV of the family

Some local reports have identified the deceased 13-year-old as Oscar Castillo López and his injured parents as Juanita Castillo López and José Silva Mendoza, reports The New York Post.

The reason for the attack is unknown.

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