Mexican police shoot 14-year-old pregnant U.S. citizen in the stomachBy Mason White 10:36 AM November 14, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A family is angry that their daughter was shot in the stomach by police despite telling them that she was pregnant.
Police at the Mexican Border wounded the pregnant 14-year-old girl, who is a citizen of the United States, after the truck she was riding in did not obey orders to stop.
The prosecutor’s office of Tamaulipas, said that the teenager and her four-month-old fetus are expected to make a full recovery.
The shooting occurred around midnight on Reynosa Street, near the international bridge leading to Pharr, Texas.
The girl’s mother said that her daughter asked to borrow her van so that she can go out with a boy. However, less than 10 minutes later, she called her mother to say that she was shot.
According to police, agents approached the boy, who was driving the truck outside a convenience store, and ordered him to stop.
The driver became scared and took off. The police fired at the tires of the truck to stop the vehicle. The truck ended up in a ditch and the driver fled.
The girl allegedly told police that she was pregnant, but was shot in the stomach and was taken to a hospital.
The prosecutor’s office said that the State Police will be questioned in the case.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, said that it was aware of reports that a citizen has been shot, but could not provide further details.