Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting in South Hermosillo

U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Shooting in South Hermosillo

6/13/2016

This is to inform U.S. citizens in Hermosillo that Police contacts have reported a shoot-out and rolling gun battle on the south side of Hermosillo.

Please avoid the highway to San Carlos and avoid the area of Blvd. Quiroga and Calle 26. Additionally consulate recommends monitoring local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

The U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo is located at Calle Monterrey #141, Poniente, C.P. 83000 and is open 8:00AM-4:30PM, switchboard phone number (dialing from the United States) is 011-52-662-289-3500, and website is https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/hermosillo/.  If you are a U.S. Citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency duty phone number for the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo is 011-52-662-256-0741.