About 100 members of the Mormon families arrived on Saturday Arizona on a caravan of 18 cars after leaving their homes in Mexico after a brutal attack on firing against members of their community in this country.
Families arrived almost a week after the ambush on Monday, in which nine wives and children from Lebaron's family were killed in Bavispe,
On Saturday, families were refueling on gasoline Douglas, near the access port, when the sun went down, according to the Arizona Daily Star. [1
They transported in their trucks all their feather enencias: boxes, bikes, spare tires and suitcases because they were leaving the region in Mexico, which they consider to be their home since the 1950s.
The families lived in two communities in Sonora, northern Mexico: La Mora in the Sonoran municipality of Bavispe and Colonia Lebaron in the Chihuahuan municipality of Galeana. Other residents of these communities planned to leave in the next few days.
An ambush on Monday arose when a group of women traveled with their children to visit relatives.
The spread of these Mormon communities began more than half a century ago, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended polygamy and families with several wives were forced to emigrate from the United States to settle elsewhere.
Bryce Langford whose mother is one of the women killed said Saturday that he would visit his brother at a hospital in Tucson.
Langford's mother, Long ago Ray Langford 43, was killed with two of her 11 and 2-year-old children  . She survived 11 children and her husband, Bryce Langford told the newspaper.
Of the children who escaped, one was shot in the face and one in the step. One girl sustained gunshot wounds to the back and one leg. Another of the Langford brothers hid six children in the brush and returned to La Mora for help.
"We are very proud of him ," Langford told the newspaper. "Being able to make such decisions in these circumstances is something that not many people are able to say they can."
A girl who was initially lost went the other way, despite his gunshot wounds, to get help.
Langford stated that the community was aware of the details of the cartel gunners.  in recent months and several residents have considered leaving
After an ambush on Monday they decide that leaving is what they have to do for their own safety, Langford told the Daily Star.
Suddenly they must leave it seems that only he had seen in the movies but he never
Most families go to Phoenix and others to Tucson. They don't know where to settle in the long run says Langford.
Leah Langford-Stadden tells the Associated Press that his mother and other sister, Amy, have arrived in Arizona with as much stuff as they can climb
Angford-Stadon says who have left, it is planned to be distributed among their various relatives for the time being, although they would ultimately like to settle together in a new place.
"They were packing all day yesterday. Very hastily," she said by phone from Tucson, where she was hospitalized, treating five children injured in the attack.
they were quickly determined to leave their assets, Langford-Stadon said. "When you have to do it, it's about things that can be replaced," he says.
People in La Mora have declined in recent years because some keep their homes but visit them only a few times a year, Langford-Stadden said.  However, Langford, who grew up in La Mora but now lives in North Dakota, said it was not easy for his family to leave behind the land they considered home for more than 50 years.
"The assets they have acquired there are huge," he said. "And you have to leave one night and leave everything behind; there are definitely many sad people here."