U.S. Marine shot dead in Mexican border city 29 Aug 2005 23:00:07 GMT Source: Reuters MEXICO CITY, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine was shot dead in the crime-ridden Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez in the early hours of Monday morning, a U.S. official said.
Mexican media named the soldier as Herbert Galvan, 23, a sergeant, who was shot apparently during an argument with the driver of a vehicle that sped away.
Chihuahua state's attorney general, Patricia Gonzalez, told the United States that authorities would "pursue vigorously those responsible," the U.S. official said.
Violent crime is common in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, where drug trafficking gangs are based.
More than 300 women have been murdered in the city since 1993 in a systematic killing spree that has largely gone unsolved.