A patient in southern Mexico was found dead and dismembered after a group of heavily armed gunmen stormed the hospital where he was recovering and kidnapped him from his room.
Footage of the abduction was captured by surveillance cameras:
The Mexican gunmen — who news agency Aristegui Noticias described as "hit men" — stormed General Hospital of Salvatierra with heavy weaponry on November 21, subduing the security guard and carrying the victim out by force. Reports indicate gunmen also stormed other hospitals and abducted patients who had been admitted with gunshot wounds, although it is not clear if the events were related.
The video emerged on the heels of a bloody gunbattle between cartel shooters and police in northern Mexico with ended in at least 21 fatalities as drug gangs continue to ratchet up violence in the nation.