According to the AP, ‘two SUVs carrying an unknown number of gunmen’ kidnapped 16 victims in Mexico today.
Multiple vehicles were left behind after the attack–which occurred on the city’s main tourist strip.
Police were on scene attempting to identify the victims and their possible location.
Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco say two SUVs carrying an unknown number of gunmen arrived around 1 a.m. at the restaurant on the city’s main boulevard, which runs through the hotel zone.
The Jalisco prosecutors’ office said in a statement that it was still investigating. Five vehicles were abandoned at the restaurant, but it was unclear whether they belonged to any of the victims or attackers.
Mexican media reports said that as many as 16 people were abducted, but authorities did not immediately confirm the number.
Via LA Times
MEXICO: At least 16 tourists abducted by armed men from popular restaurant in Puerto Vallarta
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