Shots Fired from Mexico at U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Say Feds

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents move to rescue migrant who was being drowned in the Rio Grande River by an armed group from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents report being fired on by a gunman on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande on Sunday.

A February 20 statement provided to Breitbart News by Laredo Sector Border Patrol stated:

Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector were fired upon by unidentified individuals while on patrol near the Rio Grande river bank. While patrolling the river bank, agents observed a group of individuals across the river on the banks of Mexico, and were able to determine that one of them was carrying what appeared to be a long firearm.

Shortly after, the agents were fired upon and took cover. None of the agents were injured.

This section of the Texas-Mexico border has no physical barrier.

Officials stated that the FBI will join with CBP investigators and local authorities to investigate the shooting.

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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