Video shows children injured in Mexican cartel shootout being treated

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"What Devin has told us is that one of the three vehicles was shot up and then set ablaze", Lafe Langford said.

Security Minister Alfonso Durazo stressed that Remington shell casings of USA origin were found at the crime scene.

The communities date back to a time when the USA government was cracking down on polygamy in Utah in the early 1880s, prompting Mormon leaders to send pioneer families to establish colonies of "true believers" in Canada and Mexico, according to Jon Krakauer, who detailed the history of the fundamentalist communities in his book "Under the Banner of Heaven".

Fortunately she had placed Faith in a auto seat on the vehicle's floor for protection and she was unharmed despite the auto being riddled with bullets. Faith was found buckled into her auto seat in the floor space of one of the three SUVs that was gunned down.

State and federal authorities are investigating the incident, authorities said. Mckenzie got lost and walked for hours in the dark before she was found by search parties.Five of the surviving children sustained gunshot injuries, including 9-month-old Brixon Langford, who was shot in the chest, and 4-year-old Xander Langford, who was shot in the back.

Dawna was killed, along with two of the children, 11-year-old Trevor and 2-year-old Rogan.

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Some hours earlier, the La Linea arm of the Chihuahua-based Juarez Cartel sent gunmen to defend the state border area, after attacks in a nearby town by the Los Salazar faction of the rival Sinaloa Cartel, a top Mexican general told reporters.

Born and raised in La Mora, he said he had been planning to move back permanently from the United States but could not focus on that now due to feelings of shock and sadness.

As relatives in both the U.S. and Mexico grieve the loss of three mothers and six of their children, the family is grateful that other children survived - including some who walked for hours trying to save each other.

"That's one of the most relevant details we can give you", he told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday.

Devin Langford, whose mother and two brothers were shot to death, covered his surviving siblings, all under 14 years old, with branches in a nearby bush before going for help in La Mora, a Mormon settlement in Sonora, Mexico, NBC News reported. The family is also anxious about eight-year-old Cody Langford, who was shot in the jaw. Another sister, Kylie, was shot in the foot, while sibling Ryder was uninjured. One of the cars, carrying Ms Rhonita Maria Miller, 30, and four children, including eight-month-old twins, was set aflame by attackers. Staddon said her brother discovered the bullet-ridden vehicle that was still smoldering, and shot video of the charred bodies inside as evidence. The sixth child, Devin's 9-year-old sister, went missing after she left in a second attempt to get help. "Only ashes and a few bones remain".

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