August 24th, 2012
02:05 PM ET

3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico

Three U.S. Marines were injured in a shooting south of Mexico City on Friday morning, a Mexican military official told CNN Mexico.

The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.

Unknown gunmen inside what was described as a Mexican federal police vehicle fired upon a U.S. Embassy vehicle that carried the U.S. servicemen, said the official, who declined to be named for security reasons.

The injured Marines were transported to a hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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  1. Philip

    Fmr. President Theodore Roosevelt's grandson was able to literally WALK accross Irans border with 3 million dollars cash and selectively bribe a few individuals. Weeks later, the pro-western Shah of Iran came into power.
    A man as stupid as Marvin Bush could take that same equiv. in dollars (about 50 million) and still have money left-over after bribing Mexicans out if Mexico itself. But i'm certain the federal reserve operating inside of the US already beat Marvin to the punch.
    And get this, you never heard of Marvin Bush's Securacom security corp. Yep. With main offices in the 3rd Trade Tower that fell on 9/11 until now. Idn't that something.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CB

    This is usually considered an act of war if one government attacks another...silly me.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Oldkat

    How long will it take el presidente to go down there and apologize for them marines being there.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark O

    For that we should make Mexico take back southern California

    August 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Levy

      Better yet, let them have ALL of Mexifornia!

      August 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marine Mom

    Do we know the status of the 3 Marines?

    August 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. crosshugger

    Calling eric holder....some of your guns have shown up............

    August 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sgt Dan

    Good luck Devil Dogs! I have been there and understand.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. & you call yourselves news?!

    This is the greatest story ever told.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. Oracle Jones

    Moral of the story: US Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors should only go into Mexico in uniform, en masse, armed and ordered. We should have annexed that dysfunctional land mass when the US Army occupied Mexico City during the Mex -Amercian War. It would really have done them and us a great service. Now, tens of millions of them are refugees,on welfare, and multiplying like rabbits in Moonbeam Country, California, which is broke. Of course Obama thinks that a bailout (buyout) will buy him the hispanic vote. (The Obama "administration' has contributed more than $18,000,000 and counting to La Raza) Check it out.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ironbob

    Thank you Fast and Furious! Your tax dollars at work!

    August 25, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nwachi

    Let's. Face the fact pls dudes...

    August 25, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Old Corps

    Don't those fools know the entire 3rd. Mar. Div. is right across the border. Shoot more Marines and your widow will weep.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. CurlyBill

    If Mexican federal forces fired on our embassy, isn't that an act of war?

    August 25, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. wootendw

    This may have had something to do with the drug war and, if it did, it is time to end the drug war as Mexico is considering some legalization.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kip Noxzema

    This is what happens when you allow the illegals in here. They're already trying to take over Arizona, selling dope to your kids and trying to harm people. Vote for the safety of your family and friends with our Tea Party in November.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
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