The Archdiocese of Mexico says unidentified gunmen set upon a truck driven by the group
Mexico’s archdiocese says young people delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in the southern state of Oaxaca have been attacked and robbed.
The archdiocese’s information service says unidentified gunmen set upon a pick-up truck driven by the group on Tuesday. Carlos Arvizu, administrator of the Papa Francisco Pro Felicitas foundation, said on Wednesday that one person was shot, another was beaten and a woman was raped.
A photograph shows a pickup with numerous bullet impacts. The attackers stole the group’s mobile phones and about $2,000.
Oaxaca was rocked by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake on September 7 and a 6.1 earthquake on September 23. Since the first earthquake, youths delivering aid from churches have been a common sight in Juchitan and other hard-hit communities.