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Mexico Police, Cartel Gunfight Leaves Baby Dead

PTI 09 Dec 2010, 13:50:48 IST
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities said an 8-month-old boy was killed when he was caught in the middle of a gunfight between federal police and drug cartel hit men.

The Michoacan Attorney General's Office said the boy was in a taxi with his mother Wednesday night when he was struck by stray bullet. The boy's mother was not injured.

Authorities said six federal police officers have been injured during the confrontation with gunmen in the small town of El Alcalde.

Police said gunmen set fire to vehicles to prevent authorities from entering the town.