MEXICO CITY — A woman sits on the ground next to a white Chrysler Pacifica minivan. It’s wedged against a red Chevrolet. The driver’s side window appears to have been punctured by a bullet; the tires are deflated. Close by, three other individuals lie immobile on the road.
Then armed men wearing protective vests force the woman to the back of a white pickup. The three others are dragged to the truck, trailing what appears to be blood on the ground. A fifth person, apparently injured, lies on a sidewalk.
Video and photographs verified by The Washington Post capture a chaotic scene at an intersection in the border city of Matamoros, Mexico, just three blocks from the United States, where officials from both countries say four U.S. citizens were fired on and abducted Friday.
The four remained missing Monday; the FBI offered a $50,000 reward for their safe return and information leading to the arrests of those responsible.