Injured Baby Left Crying In Road After Gunmen Ambush Car

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN


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This is the tragic moment a badly injured baby is left lying in the road, crying and bleeding, after gunmen ambush a car, killing a woman and a teenage girl.

The eight-month-old baby boy died later in hospital following the horrific incident in the Comalcalco municipality of the south-eastern Mexican state of Tabasco.

An eyewitness with a smartphone filmed the distressing aftermath of the attack in which two gunmen brought their vehicle alongside their victims’ white jeep and unleashed a volley of shots.

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The footage shows the baby lying in the road, crying and bleeding from a head injury.

Eyewitnesses can be heard arguing about whether somebody should pick up the baby or whether he should be left lying on the ground until medics arrive.

One woman urges somebody to pick up the baby boy but a man warns: “Do not touch it”, and another says: “You would have to put something on his head.”

A bewildered-looking 10-year-old boy is seen sitting by the side of the road nearby with a leg injury.

Yngrid Moraima Lugo, 31, and 15-year-old Fernanda Isabella Fernandez Lugo both died instantly in the attack and are seen still inside the vehicle.

The baby and the boy, whose names have not been released, were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment to their injuries but the baby later died. 

The boy is still undergoing treatment but doctors have not yet given an update on his condition.

Police have launched an investigation into the shooting but have so far failed to arrest any suspects or identify a motive for the shooting.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the victims were all members of the same family.