Gunfight between cartel and Mexico patrol over capture of El Chapo's son

11:31 AM ET Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunfights across the city of Culiacan in Mexico. The patrol was quickly overpowered by cartel gunmen. Officials decided to withdraw to protect the lives of the National Guard and restore calm in the city, where gangsters had set up roadblocks and were unleashing heavy automatic gunfire, Mexico's security secretary said.