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CIA Shooting Investigation Turns Into Mexican Rivalry

PGR details where the gunmen's bullets impacted with the CIA's SUV in the Aug. 24 shooting in Mexico.
via http://www.pgr.gob.mx
PGR details where the gunmen's bullets impacted with the CIA's SUV in the Aug. 24 shooting in Mexico.

The office of Mexico’s federal attorney general released a new report Sunday detailing some new facts in its investigation into the shootings of two American CIA agents last summer. And the officials talking about it are sharing some whoppers.

Officially, this is what the PGR says: http://www.pgr.gob.mx/prensa/2007/bol12/Nov/b38212.shtm

On Aug. 24, two CIA agents were traveling with a Mexican Naval officer through the state of Morelos. They were accosted by a group of gunmen. The gunmen shot at their SUV a total of 152 times. The shooters turned out to be federal police.

Fourteen were arrested in the incident but for the first time, the PGR also revealed that an additional five people were under suspicion for the attempted murders.

This shooting investigation is turning into something of a rivalry. The PGR says nobody inside the vehicle fired a weapon. The agency says it has proof of this.

The Federal Police on Monday said someone inside the diplomatic vehicle fired a round into the air and that's what provoked the armed response.

Awkward. Mexico's top law enforcement agencies are disagreeing on a very, very key point into this international incident. The Americans, of course, have said this was merely a case of mistaken identity.