A disturbing video has been circulating online showing four US citizens being kidnapped and forced into the back of a pickup truck after being shot at in Mexico.
The incident occurred in the crime-ridden city of Matamoros, located in the Tamaulipas state, on Friday.
According to reports from the US Embassy in Mexico City, the Americans had crossed the border into Matamoros in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates.
Soon after arriving, they came under fire. The video, which appears to show the kidnapping, shows men wearing bulletproof vests dragging a person across the ground and roughly pushing a woman into the flatbed of a white pickup truck.
The suspects then grab two men who appear to be wounded or dead, and toss their bodies into the same flatbed.
As of Monday, the names of the four captives have not been released, and it is not immediately known where they were taken or in what condition they are in.
However, a US official familiar with the incident told CNN that the Americans were attacked by mistake and were not the intended targets. It is not believed that they had entered Mexico for criminal purposes.