Transcript for Langfords, 100 members of Mormon families leave Mexico after ambush
Right here on ABC and on ABC news live. And we move to the ambush in Mexico that left nine Americans dead. About 100 members of Mormon families pulling out of Mexico in this caravan, seeking out a new start in the United States. The Mexican government inviting the FBI to join the investigation. And now we're hearing for the first time from the man whose wife and two sons were killed. My interview tonight. For the first time, David Langford and his hero son sharing their harrowing story with ABC news in an exclusive interview. Not only have I lost a wife and two children, but I'm having to move the rest of my family with really no place to go at this point. Reporter: Langford and much of his extended family are leaving northwest Mexico. Part of a fundamentalist Mormon group that has lived there for decades until the cartels took over, and violence was unavoidable. I believe in forgiveness. But I also believe in justice and forgiveness doesn't rob justice. And you don't get justice too much in Mexico. Reporter: This video showing the caravan. 18 vehicles full of families crossing the border into the U.S. That ambush attack, the final straw. Three mothers and six children killed. Langford telling us when you look at what the cartel hitmen did to his family's vehicles, it's amazing seven of his children survived. Every one of my children that survived that are living miracles. It's beyond amazing that they survived. Reporter: Including his baby son brixton. A bullet grazed his chest. Any lower would've been fatal. Even a quarter of an inch. Because the impact of the bullet itself would've collapsed his lungs. Reporter: Langford says more and more evidence points to the cartel. His son Devin saying the killers had long guns and wore vests. The family was driving to see relatives in a neighboring state. They kind of got caught up in a -- in a drug war between two rival gangs. And they got just kind of got caught in the crossfire. Reporter: And as the shooting started, Devin telling us the last thing his mother said and did. Get down right now. She was trying to pray to the lord. Reporter: David says seeing the brutal way his loved ones were killed along with an emotional funeral that some of his wounded children attended has been almost too much to bear. The toughest part for me was saying good-bye. Yeah, it definitely was. Saying good-bye to two innocent lives that were cut short. And a vibrant wife that lived life to its fullest. Reporter: Now he's focused on aiding his surviving children. To be honest with you, my boy's a hero simply because he gave his life for his brothers and sisters. Tomorrow, only on "Gma," part two of our interview. 13-year-old Devin telling his story, what he saw, what he remembers, and what drove him to walk those 14 miles. Plus the family's message to America. That's tomorrow on "Gma."
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