Naco shooting leaves young Mexican woman dead, AZ man wounded

3rd violent death in 6 months in small border town, rumors abound

March 22, 2013

By David M Morgan

NACO, Sonora — Police authorities in the border town of Naco, Sonora, reported that a woman was killed and a man injured during a shooting incident at a residence just a few yards from the border fence.

Residence on Av Lerdo de Tejada, Naco, SONORA. Border fence in background

Residence on Av Lerdo de Tejada, Naco, SONORA. U.S. border fence in background

The dead woman was identified as Vianey Gutierrez Camargo, 20 years old, of Zamora, Sonora.  The wounded man is Antony Xavier Grijalva Ramirez, 22 years old, of Tucson.

Grijalva Ramirez sustained several gunshot wounds and was transported to the United States to receive medical attention, according to Sonora State Police.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. March 20 at a home located just 3 blocks from the port of entry.  The young man and woman had evidently arrived in a Corvette with Arizona license plates. Police reports indicate a man, dressed in black clothing, fired upon them and then fled.


Naco, Sonora, MEXICO – area Centro

An assistant to the Comandante of the PEI (State Investigative Police) said the shooting did not involve the older model sports car, but evidently occurred within the walled patio area of the home.  Rumors in the town included that the shootings were related to a drug debt and that the young woman was pregnant.  Police had insufficient information at the time to comment further.

Last October, there were two separate murders in Naco, Sonora, according to the El Mirador newspaper in Naco, Sonora. Both men were fatally shot.

Those victims were Gregorio Duarte Rodriguez, 33 years old,  native of Mocorito, Sinaloa, and German Valdemar Morales Morales, 47, originally from Naco, Sonora.

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