Mexican police shoot German student in Guerrero
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Mexican police shoot German student in Guerrero

Mexican police have shot and wounded a German university student in a confused series of events.

Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero say they are investigating Sunday’s shooting, but did not give the student’s name.

Prosecutors say the student was in stable condition at a Mexico City hospital.

A state police officer had been killed in an earlier shootout with kidnapping suspects, leading police to set up inspection checkpoints in the Guerrero state capital of Chilpancingo.

The van carrying the student allegedly failed to stop at one of the checkpoints. Officers thought they heard a shot and opened fire on the van.

Guerrero has been rocked recently by a number of violent incidents, including the disappearance of 43 students from a local teachers’ college.

Associated Press