25 Feb '13, 1pm

Sniper Executes a Police Chief of Nuevo Leon with a .50 Caliber Rifle (Translation): By: Robert Bunker

This significant incident was brought to my attention by the reporter Chivis with Borderland Beat . He also provided the translations. This may very well be the first targeted assassination of a Mexican public safety official by a sniper utilizing a .50 cal rifle (possibly a Barrett but this is speculation). The standoff range was reported to be 60 meters which is about 66 yards away. This is the distance where a tripod (e.g. tripié del fusil —this is likely in error as a bipod would typically be utilized— but it was left behind so the stabilization device is in question) was found abandoned along with a shell casing—which possibly suggests a lower level of training and/or the immediate need to escape and evade pursuers. The sniper may have been in a prone firing position as the items were reported found in vacant lot near the Commander’s home. The target was hit in the ba...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/sniper-executes-a-police...

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