American confirmed among five kidnapping victims in Reynosa

Authorities are confirming that an American got caught up in the violence south of the border in Reynosa.

Gunfire rang out in downtown Reynosa's busy shopping district on Wednesday afternoon.

Mexican authorities confirm one gunman was wounded in a clash with soldiers.

Soldiers rescued five kidnapping victims at the scene.

The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros is now confirming that one of the kidnapping victims is American.

Consulate officials said they could not release any information about the kidnapping victim's identity or condition due to privacy laws.