Gunfire reported near American Consulate in Nuevo Laredo

      U.S. officials have issued an alert following reports of gunfire in the same neigbhorhood as the American Consulate in Nuevo Laredo.

      It all happened in the Colonia Jardin in Nuevo Laredo around 3 p.m. Monday.

      The American Consulate in Nuevo Laredo issued an alert via Twitter stating there were reports of isolated gunfire in the neighborhood.

      Located in central Nuevo Laredo, the Colonia Jardin is home to the consulate and two hospitals.

      Consulate officials are asking American citizens to exercise caution in the area.

      The reports of gunfire come days after the U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Mexico.

      The July 12th warning states that Tamaulipas is among the most dangerous states due to drug cartel violence south of the border.

      Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.