Drug gunmen force down Mexican police helicopter

Mexican police say one of their helicopters was forced to land after drug cartel gunmen opened fire on the craft, wounding two officers.

Federal police say the gunfire from the ground wounded two officers aboard the Russian-made MI-17 helicopter.

The police statement says the pilot decided to land about 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) from the scene of the attack in the western state of Michoacan.

Police said late Tuesday that the two officers suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

The attack occurred earlier Tuesday near the city of Apatzingan, one of the main territories of the La Familia drug cartel.