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A 13-year-old survivor of the attack on Mormons in Mexico hid his siblings in a bush and walked for 14 miles back to his hometown for help
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A 13-year-old survivor of the attack on Mormons in Mexico hid his siblings in a bush and walked for 14 miles back to his hometown for help

A 13-year-old boy helped six of his siblings survive the attack on Mormons in Mexico by hiding them in a bush and walking for six hours to find help back in his hometown, 14 miles away. Devin Langford, whose mother and two brothers were shot to death, covered his surviving siblings, all under 14 years old, with branches in a nearby bush before going for help in La Mora, a Mormon settlement in Sonora, Mexico, NBC News reported. His 9-year-old sister, Mckenzie Langford, went to look for aid when Devin didn't return. She was lost for several hours before she was found by search parties. A 7-month-old baby was found in a nearby car — 29-year-old Christina Langford Johnson had left her in a car seat the backseat of a vehicle before confronting the gunmen as they attacked her family. Witnesses told CBS News that she got out of the car with her arms up, and was shot in cold blood. After rescuers reached the group, those who were injured were airlifted to a hospital Arizona for treatment.

Five of the surviving children were injured in the shooting, including Mckenzie, who was grazed in the arm with a bullet. Nine-month-old Brixon Langford was shot in the chest, 4-year-old Xander Langford was shot in the black, 14-year-old Kylie Langford was shot in the foot, and 9-year-old Cody Langford was shot in the jaw and leg. Relative Kendra Lee Miller identified the victims of Monday's shooting to NBC News as Christina Marie Langford Johnson; Rhonita Miller, 30; Dawna Langford, 43; Trevor Langford, 11; Rogan Langford, 2; Howard Miller, 12; Krystal Miller, 10; and 8-month-old twins Titus and Tiana Miller. Mexican Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Tuesday that the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity, and gunmen may have believed the vehicles belonged to rival gangs, Sky News reported. Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda, though, told CNN that he thinks the group may have been targeted by drug cartels due to a long history of tension between the groups. Authorities arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting on Wednesday.

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