October 30, 2011 in Nation/World

Resort town shoppers trapped by gunbattle

Associated Press

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – Hundreds of people cowered for more than an hour at a shopping center in the resort town of Cabo San Lucas on Saturday while security forces traded fire with gunmen outside and then searched for them in stores, Mexican officials said.

No injuries were reported from Saturday afternoon’s gunbattle, which damaged some cars and entrance doors. Police said they arrested two men suspected of being involved in an overnight attack near the center that killed a Mexican marine.

Authorities said the shooting at the Plaza Sendero shopping center erupted when marines, soldiers and police found armed men in the parking lot.

Police ordered shoppers to stay inside during the shooting and later search. People were allowed to leave an hour later.

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