Father Marco Antonio Duran Romero died at approximately 3:40 p.m. at a local hospital from a gunshot injury when he was caught in a cross fire between cartels, according to a statement by Father Alan G. Camargo, a spokesman for the Matamoros Catholic Diocese. A source outside of law enforcement with firsthand knowledge of the firefights in Matamoros reported that a squad of Zetas tried to enter Matamoros and was met by a squad of gunmen from the Gulf Cartel and that later the Mexican military arrived, creating a three-way firefight.
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