TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales issued the following emergency message in the wake of this morning's deadly shootout in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora:
United States Consulate General Nogales Mexico
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire Near Puerto Penasco
December 18, 2013
The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales alerts U.S. citizens that in the early morning of December 18, there were reports of a gun battle in and around Sandy Beach near Puerto Penasco, Sonora.
In the event of gunfire, take shelter immediately and stay clear of doors and windows. Additionally, you should review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
To receive the latest security information available, we encourage U.S. citizens living in or visiting northern Sonora to "Follow Us" on Twitter, or "Like Us" on Facebook. The consulate will use Twitter and Facebook to disseminate regular and time sensitive information related to the security situation in northern Sonora state.
To Follow Us on Twitter: Twitter.com/USCGNogales
To Like US on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ConsuladoNogales
The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales is located at Calle San José s/n
Fraccionamiento los Alamos C. P. 84065 Nogales, Sonora and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main phone number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-311-8150. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is631-318-0723.