MEXICO CITY – Three men were found fatally shot near the U.S. border in the northern Mexican municipality of Agua Prieta, the Sonora state police said Friday.
Police received a report shortly after 8:00 p.m. Thursday about an exchange of gunfire in the Deportiva neighborhood.
Officers responding to the call found the bodies of three men inside an overturned, bullet-riddled pickup truck, state police said in a statement.
Authorities offered no information on the identity of the victims, but El Universal newspaper said in its online edition that businessman Armando Moreno may have been among the dead.
An AK-47 assault rifle and two handguns were found with the bodies.
The Sonora Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation, state police said.
Agua Prieta sits just across the border from Douglas, Arizona.