Four Americans were held captive and shot in their yacht by Somali hijackers in the Indian Ocean Tuesday, Fox News reported.
The pirates took over the ship on Friday off the coast of Oman, where military ships began to follow the yacht, according to CNN.
Americans Jean and Scott Adam and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle were found dead on the yacht when U.S. officials boarded the ship.
Two pirates were found dead on the yacht and U.S. forces killed two others.
The pirates boarded the yacht, called the Quest, directly from their mother ship, which currently remains free.