- Four Americans were caught in a drug cartel shootout in Mexico, leaving two dead and two held captive for days before they were rescued.
- The convoy of ambulances and SUVs was escorted by Mexican military Humvees and National Guard trucks with mounted machine guns.
- The four Americans were travelling from the Carolinas so one of them could get a tummy tuck surgery from a doctor in Matamoros.
- A witness said the two vehicles had collided and gunmen walked one of the Americans into a pickup truck and dragged and loaded up the three others.
- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the people responsible would be punished and the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland put blame on the drug cartels.
American Survivors of Deadly Mexico Abduction Returned to US
Four Americans were caught in a drug cartel shootout in Mexico, leaving two dead and two held captive for days before they were rescued. Mexican and US authorities are searching for the perpetrators.