We have new information on the violence happening across the border in our sister city.
Nuevo Laredo officials have been denying over and over that there is any kind of violence occurring there.
We have obtained 911-dispatch audio of the night of Friday, February 26Th.
That’s the first night of the major shootouts across the border.
Our Noraida Negron has all the details in a story you will only see here on eight.
Just that night alone 911 dispatch received hundreds of calls in a matter of three hours.
The audio you are about to hear is just from a span of one hour.
Residents who live in Laredo along the riverbanks were calling 911 talking about explosions and multiple gunfights.
911 Audio Recordings - NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 26, 2010
" Laredo 911 state your emergency. This is bridge number two we need police assistance out here if possible. We have a gun fire in Mexico."
" Yes ma’am we need back up. It’s getting pretty wild. Are they shooting at the bridge? We don't know ma’am. We have multiple shots on both sides here and bridge one. Ok they are on their way."
" There is a shooting by Water Street. You can hear bastantes balazos. Can somebody please come...Oye no mas sir y tronaron como una granada sir...there’s a lot of shooting going on. Ok. But is it in Mexico? Yes, but you can hear it right here...oiga.. listen...Yeah I can hear them."
"I'm just calling because...where the water park is...we heard like wow 50 rounds of gun shots. It’s on the Mexican side. You can hear it all over right now."
Laredo 911...Ay Sir, I'm sorry.. is cause we heard an explosion. By where? By North Mendiola. It shook our whole house and all of our neighbors came out. We don't see anything but I just want to let you all know there was a horrible sound...it's in South Laredo, my whole house shook...we have officers in the area ok."
" We just made contact with bridge one. They have a report of the army having blocked the middle part of the city. But we have no exact 43."
" Laredo Border Patrol...this is Laredo P.D. sir what are you all doing about shots fired at HEB on Zapata Highway or along the river banks? We've notified all of our agents. That's about it? We've been tracking it. Ok? Any word on what's going on? It's military VS cartel there by the field around in that area. Be careful out there. Thank you Sir."
Correction: These 911 recordings are from Friday, February 19th.
Tags: mexico, texas, shooting, shoot out, cartel, border, millitary, drugs,
Location: Laredo, Texas, United States (load item map)
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