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Douglas police advise against travel to Mexico amid gunfire reports

Posted: 8:30 AM, Nov 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-05 07:44:21-05
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DOUGLAS, AZ — Police in Douglas, Arizona, are warning against travel to Mexico amid reports of gunfire.

The police department posted online Monday that they received reports of "sustained automatic gunfire" in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

They say there is no threat to Douglas or Cochise County at this time, but officials are monitoring the situation.

"Residents are cautioned to avoid unnecessary travel into Mexico at this time," police said in an online statement.

The warning was posted the same day the Associated Press reported that several U.S. citizens, including children, who live in a religious community in northern Mexico were killed in a shooting attack they suspect may have been a case of mistaken identity by drug cartel gunmen.

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