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Americans hit by gunfire as cars truck into Mexico amid cartel violence spiral: report

Gunmen in Mexico reportedly attacked a convoy of vehicles crossing the southern border from the U.S., injuring three people, including Americans.  

The convoy was crossing a bridge that connects Roma, Texas, to the Mexican town of Miguel Alemán early Saturday when an undisclosed number of gunmen shot at the vehicles, The Associated Press reported, citing the Tamaulipas state security department. 

Three people were injured in the attack, but it is unclear how many are American citizens. The Mexican government agency initially reported that nine individuals were wounded, but later said three people were shot, and another six were suffering from anxiety attacks. 

The convoy included at least 20 individuals who were traveling from the U.S. to central Mexico, a representative for the local fire department told the AP. Mexico’s National Migration Institute reported in a press release that the group included 16 Mexicans and four Americans who were riding in two trucks, a van and a pickup truck, CBS News reported. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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