Pictures from the scene showed the Toyota vehicle riddled with bullet-holes [AP]
Two people employed at the US embassy in Mexico have been wounded after their car was mistakenly fired on by police south of Mexico city, officials have said.
"Today at 8:00 am, a diplomatic vehicle belonging to the US embassy was hit by multiple bullets from personnel of the federal police in the Tres Marias-Huitzilac highway," the public security ministry and navy said in a joint statement on Friday.
The US state department said it was working with Mexican authorities to investigate the incident further.
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