McAllen child killed in Monterrey shootout
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON – The State Attorney General's Office in Nuevo Leon confirmed six-year-old child killed during a shooting last week was a McAllen resident.
The boy was identified as Azael Peña Alanís. He lived in the Rio Grande Valley with relatives.
A public information officer said the family of the boy traveled to Monterrey to identify his remains.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning at Motel Palma Real where the boy's mother, María de Lourdes Alanís, 44, was declared dead.
According to preliminary information from a state investigation, there were two hitmen, or sicarios, targeting a man with a criminal history for selling drugs.
New program aims to help drivers with disabilities
Experts discuss link between mental health and gun violence
Crowds gather in the Valley to protest Roe v. Wade overturn
CDC reports 3 Valley counties have high Covid transmission rates
TxDOT provides tour of new westbound bridge on Pharr interchange