Shootings and attacks in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco left two police officers, three suspected drug cartel gunmen and two other men dead, police said Monday.
The confrontations on Sunday began when gunmen traveling in a convoy of eight vehicles opened fire on an Acapulco municipal police patrol car Sunday, killing two officers.
Federal officers responding to the reports of gunfire later located the convoy; in the ensuing gunfight, three suspects were killed.
Police in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said in a statement said that the three dead assailants were found with assault rifles, military-style uniforms, and bulletproof vests.
Ramon Almonte, the Guerrero state police chief, said on Monday he will ask the federal congress to make it easier for common citizens to get permits for weapons to defend themselves.
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