- Army assault squads and police rescued three kidnapped officers in Mexico
- The officers took on dozens of heavily armed suspects during rescue showdown
- Police and military units blasted hundreds of rounds in the daylight shootout
Army assault squads and police rescued three kidnapped cops from a criminal gang in an astonishing daylight shootout that looked like a video game.
Officers took on dozens of heavily armed suspects in the showdown in Madera, Chihuahua state, in north-western Mexico.
Video footage of the gun battle was filmed by a police officer on a helmet camera.
Armed policemen in a shootout with a criminal group, as they tried to rescue three kidnapped police officers
The footage – now seen by tens of thousands of social media users – shows the police and military units blasting hundreds of rounds at the gang.
At one point the officer filming the confrontation shouts: ‘Save your ammunition, save your ammunition.’
Security forces reportedly saved the three police officers unharmed.
The video from Mexico shows scenes not out of place in a video game. The police officers were unharmed
Inside two seized vehicles – a black Pontiac and a grey GMC Sierra – police found a small arsenal and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
A .223 caliber rifle , a .45 pistol, and 1,020 rounds of AK-47 Kalashnikov ammunition were reportedly confiscated from the trucks.
Local media reports say the gang members fled after splitting to go their separate ways.