MEXICO CITY – Five students were wounded when gunmen opened fire at a high school in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state security officials told EFE.
Five suspects were arrested shortly after Tuesday’s attack on the school, the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office said.
Investigators determined that the suspects went to the high school while classes were in session and opened fire, wounding five students, the AG’s office said.
The wounded students – two girls and three boys – were transported to a hospital, where one of the males is listed in serious condition, the AG’s office said.
For years, Tamaulipas, located on the border with Texas, has been plagued by drug-related violence.