Thursday, December 19, 2013
(Rocky Point, Mexico) -- Mexican authorities now say five people are dead after a gun battle in the popular resort town of Rocky Point. Officials told reporters the shootout happened early today during a federal police operation. The gunfire reportedly erupted when police ran into resistance from a group of armed men with links to organized crime. The nearby U.S. consulate advised Americans to shelter in place during the long gunfight. Rocky Point is on the northern coast of the Gulf of California, south of Arizona.