BREAKING: Americans Shot On Bridge Into Mexico

( – BREAKING NOW: A convoy journeying from the United States into Mexico was ambushed by armed individuals firing from a type of truck often used by Mexican cartels, resulting in injuries to three people, among them Americans.

Initial reports from the Tamaulipas State Security Department in Mexico indicated that the attack took place on the bridge linking the Mexican town of Miguel Aleman and Roma in Texas.

Though initially reporting nine casualties, the department later clarified via the Associated Press (AP) that three individuals were hit by gunfire, while another six experienced panic attacks.

An anonymous state official informed the AP that the injured parties consisted of both Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.

Jorge Cuéllar, the spokesman for Tamaulipas state security, stated that the injured were handed over to U.S. authorities for further medical assistance.

According to a press release from Mexico’s National Migration Institute, the convoy was made up of 20 individuals—16 Mexicans and four Americans—traveling in two different types of vehicles: vans and a pickup truck.

The incident occurred in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, an area increasingly plagued by crime and violence.

Earlier this year, four Americans were abducted while entering the state, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue a Do Not Travel advisory for the region.

The advisory from the State Department cautioned, “Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico.” It also noted, “The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities.”