By CBSDFW.com Staff

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Residents of the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros are recovering from a night of terror in which raging gun battles left civilians diving for cover.

The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said Saturday that three gunmen, including a leader of the Gulf Cartel, were killed in the firefights with police.

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A female municipal employee who was apparently caught in the crossfire also died, and two civilians and two suspects were wounded.

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The drug gang gunmen opened fire on police, who found a bulletproof vehicle along with four .50-caliber sniper rifles at the scene.

A total of four suspected gunmen were arrested. Their identities are unknown at this time.

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CBSDFW.com Staff