U.S. Woman, shot in Mexico, dies in US after crossing Pharr International Bridge
PHARR — A woman died after she suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Mexico earlier today.
The woman, identified as Nancy Davis, 59, was rushed to the hospital after she showed up at the Pharr point of entry with a gunshot wound late Wednesday morning.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered Davis and her husband, Sam, both U.S. citizens.
Only Nancy Davis had suffered at least one gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to an area hospital via ambulance.
“She arrived at the Pharr point of entry and emergency procedures took over and she was removed by ambulance,” said Felix Garza, a local U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman.
A source at the bridge said the woman arrived in a truck that had been “riddled with bullets” from an apparent attack in Mexico. The source confirmed the woman, in her late 50s, died from the gunshot wound.
From the police press release, which appears at the end of the article:
…The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and her spouse were travelling on a Mexican highway about 60-70 miles south of Reynosa, Tamaulipas when confronted by gunmen occupying a black pick-up truck. The gunmen were attempting to stop them and the victims accelerated in efforts of getting away from them. At a certain point the gunmen discharged a weapon at the victim’s vehicle and a bullet struck the victim Nancy Shuman Davis on the head.
The spouse drove at high rate of speed not allowing to be stopped by the gunmen until reaching the Pharr International Bridge and getting the help. …