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. MDWhite

    "Unknown gunmen inside what was described as a Mexican federal police vehicle fired upon a U.S. Embassy vehicle..." And Mexico has the gall to try to dictate to us how to treat illegal aliens and conduct our domestic policy.

    I wonder if the guns involved were supplied by the folks who ran the "Fast & Furious" concession.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. williampenn

    Look for Obama to say the Marines acted stupidly.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. blubadger

    Yes the Marines are a part of the Navy---The Mens Department---Simper Fi
    God bless them

    August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve

    Need to clean up our back yard instead of cleaning up Afghanistan for the Chinese. Just so they can mine the minerals in the Afghan mountains. Oh you thought we were their for freedom. Yes freedom for the Chinese businessman. Did you know we built a railroad so they could get the minerals out. Our tax dollars borrowed form the Chinese to build the railroad so we could pay them back with interest. Is it just me who thinks someone is lying to us.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      I would really love to research the connection between US being in Afghanistan and Chinese mining interests. Please share where you found this information. Very interesting! I agree we need to clean up our own backyard. The problem is the government won't allow it!

      August 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. YankeeI

    My guess is Eric Holder has blood on his hands again. By association, so does Obama. Prison time for both is the only answer! How much longer will we tolerate these two thugs??

    August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. YankeeI

    Guess amnesty wasn't the answer was it Barack?

    August 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    Thought guns were outlawed in Mexico? When guns are outlawed only outlaws have guns.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rudy

    The Lord reads all these posts.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sprdthewrd

    Just VOTE November 6th to remove this LIBERAL trash from the House, Senate AND White Houser. Make it a landslide. Just DO NOT stay Home !!! Tell your friends !!!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dave

    In order to invade Mexico, we'd have to attack north of the Mexican border into the US border states.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. amplitude jones

    WHY do we tolerate Mexico still?

    August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. EngageGrayMatter

    @Malik Nidal.... You're an idiot. And I mean that in the sincerest manner. In 15 words you've managed to malign every man or woman who ever put on a uniform to serve our nation. You sir, do yourself no honor I assure you.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AJ

    It's just about time to bring all the troops home from the Middle East and send them to the Mexican border to defend US!!!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cliffc276

    Sounds like an act of war to me...

    August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MykeTheVet

    I'm sorry, 3 Marines on a "diplomatic mission"? Just remember that CNN is a business first, "news company" second.

    Btw, Eric Holder is still walking free after committing perjury to Congress.

    Lima-1, out.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffthevet

      Yes diplomatic mission. US Marines guard the embassy and staff in countries around the world. The Few, The proud!!

      August 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • mityerf

      So is G.W. Bush you moron. He did more damage to this country than Barak will ever do. He is treaonous and should be thrown in jail

      September 13, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
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