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Police in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas wounded a pregnant 14-year-old U.S. citizen after the truck she was in failed to obey police commands to stop.
The Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office said late Monday the teen and her four-month-old fetus are not in danger of dying.
The office said the shooting happened around midnight on a Reynosa street near the international bridge leading to Pharr, Texas.
State police officers approached the girl and a boy who was driving the truck outside a convenience store, and ordered them to stop.
The driver took off, and police fired at the truck's tires to stop the vehicle.
When it stopped, the driver fled and the girl was found wounded in the belly, and taken to a hospital.
The prosecutor's office said the state police officers would be questioned in the case.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said it was aware of reports that an American citizen had been shot in Reynosa, but could not provide further details.
Meanwhile, inquiries continue into the deaths of three American siblings found shot to death outside the nearby city of Matamoros in late October.
The parents of Erica, Alex and Jose Angel Alvarado Rivera of Progreso, Texas, said armed men dressed in uniforms identifying them as "Grupo Hercules," a specialized police unit in Matamoros took them and Erica's boyfriend from a taco restaurant near the border town of El Control on Oct. 13. Their bodies were found on Oct. 29, outside Matamoros.
Grupo Hercules is made up of former soldiers and marines who have been vetted by state police to provide security for city officials and target crime in high-risk areas.
Investigators reported that 14-year-old Indira Michelle Blanco-Gonzalez was a passenger inside a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a man only described as a "friend."
"My daughter asked to borrow my truck so she could take a friend to the far bridge," the mom told CBS News. "About eight minutes later she called to tell me shots were being fired at them. I asked her, 'Who?' She said, 'The soldiers.' "
originally posted by: grandmakdw
This is the perfect example of something that Europe does that the US should emulate.
The girl is a child.
She is clearly out of control or severely neglected by her parents.
She was obviously breaking the law.
In Germany a girl under the age of 18 who is pregnant, must go to court and prove she will be a fit parent on her own, and prove she can support the child and herself on her own. If she can not prove those things, the child is immediately removed from her custody at birth and put up for adoption. They do this because the mother is automatically declared an unfit parent before the child is born, or at birth if she hides the pregnancy. No underage teenager is allowed to keep a baby without these 2 conditions being met.