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Mar 20, 2014 6:46 PM by Michel Marizco

N4T Investigators: Seven killed on the Arizona Mexico border

Seven people were found murdered Wednesday night in what a U.S. federal law enforcement source who spoke to KVOA News 4 Investigators called an ambush. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The killings happened about one hour's drive east of the Lukeville-Sonoyta border town region. Sources said the murders occurred up near the U.S.-Mexico border near Las Agujas Peak in Sonora.

The U.S. State Department's Consul office in Nogales, Sonora, has not put out any sort of alert or warning for U.S. travelers headed to Mexico. The consulate in Nogales last put out a mildly worded warning in January following a series of shootings and killings in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

The law enforcement source who spoke with KVOA said he doubts any alert will be issued because the killings happened in such a remote region of the border. He said the killings appear to be related to organized crime. The Sonora State Police declined to answer questions about the investigation and only publicly referenced the killings after KVOA called seeking information. In a release sent late Thursday, the agency said four of the victims were from Sinaloa. One victim still alive is in critical condition.

The federal law enforcement source said the killings were related to organized crime.

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