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Woman speaks out after deadly Matamoros shooting

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, October 24 2021 Oct 24, 2021 October 24, 2021 2:12 PM October 24, 2021 in News - Local

A woman is speaking out following a Friday night shootout in the city of Matamoros, Mexico.

The deadly shooting happened less than five miles from the border with Brownsville.

Valeria Carmona, a Matamoros resident, says she was going to see a horror movie, but she quickly felt like she was living one.

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“Suddenly, I heard loud explosions,” Carmona said. “Everyone was yelling and taking cover.”

Surveillance video from a mall kiosk showed people running down the hallway and employees closing the entrance to the movie theater Carmona visited as they feared for their safety.

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“It’s concerning,” she said. “That the shooters didn’t have an ounce of respect for innocent people.”

Though she made it home safely, she says the citizens have to deal with both a pandemic and ongoing violence in the city.

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