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2 Americans Killed In Their Car At Tijuana Border Crossing

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Two men identified by Baja California prosecutors as U.S. citizens were shot to death in their car while waiting to enter the United States at a Tijuana-area border crossing before dawn on Monday morning, reports the Associated Press.

Witnesses at the San Ysidro US-Mexico crossing reportedly saw a gunman approach a line of waiting vehicles and fire into the victims' pickup truck, shooting the men in the head, arms and body.

According to the Attorney General's office the men, travelling in a vehicle with California plates, were U.S. citizens between the ages of 25 and 28, reports the AP. The U.S. consulate in Tijuana did not immediately return calls seeking confirmation, and no additional information about the victims has been revealed.

Investigators reported finding 9-mm shell casings, ammunition favored in weapons used by Mexican drug cartel gunmen, at the scene. Notes the AP, "Both victims were dead by the time authorities arrived."