Mexico Mormon massacre: 13-year-old boy hid six siblings in bushes and walked for six hours looking for help

A 13-year-old child walked around 14 miles in order to search for help after seeing his mother and siblings shot.

                            Mexico Mormon massacre: 13-year-old boy hid six siblings in bushes and walked for six hours looking for help
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After his mother was shot and killed in an ambush by the US-Mexican border, a young teenage boy hid his injured siblings and walked for around six hours to search for help. 

Devin Langford, 13, hid around six of his siblings in bushes and then covered them up with branches "to keep them safe while he sought help", relative Kendra Lee Miller wrote on social media on Tuesday. The child's mother, Dawna Langford had been driving one of the three vehicles before they were ambushed. 

This combination of frames from Nov. 4, 2019, video by Kenny Miller and posted on the Twitter account of Alex LeBaron shows two views of a burned-out vehicle that was being used by some members of the LeBaron family as they were driving in a convoy near the Sonora-Chihuahua border in Mexico. Mexican authorities say drug cartel gunmen ambushed multiple vehicles, including this one, slaughtering several women and children. (Kenny Miller/Courtesy of Alex LeBaron via AP)

The ambush by Mexican drug cartels left a total of nine people- 3 women and 6 children dead on Monday. Langford and the other two mothers had been driving the vehicles. After he saw his mother, as well as two brothers, die, young Devin walked around 14 miles to La Mora and gave the first news "anyone had heard" of the attack. 

Miller wrote, "Devin’s uncles armed themselves with guns and returned to try and find the hidden children, knowing many of them were injured. They didn’t get far before realizing they would be risking death, since there had been continual shooting for hours, all over the mountains near La Mora". 

Five of the six children that Devin had hidden were rushed to the hospital and later flown to the US. The 6th child which was Devin's 9-year-old sister went missing while she left in a second attempt to get help. Relatives, as well as Mexican soldiers, located the child after searching around the area for two hours. 

We had previously reported that a seven-month-old baby has miraculously survived the brutal gunfire unleashed by drug cartels on innocents in Mexico. The baby survived as a result of one final and selfless act from her mother, who later died. Baby Faith was one amongst the survivors of the carnage which took place in Sonora state on Monday. 

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