Pregnant US teen wounded in Mexico police shooting

File picture shows Mexican Federal police patrolling the entrance road to Matamaros city in Tamaulipas state, northern Mexico, on April 26, 2011Mexican police wounded a pregnant US teenager when they opened fire on a vehicle that ignored orders to stop, authorities said Monday, in the latest episode of violence involving Mexico’s security forces. Both the girl and the baby are out of danger, said prosecutors in the violence-plagued northeastern state of Tamaulipas, which borders the United States. The girl and a friend were leaving a convenience store Sunday night near a bridge that links the Mexican border city of Reynosa and Pharr, Texas, when state police officers ordered their truck to stop. Mexico’s security forces have been involved in a series of scandals recently.

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