A Border Patrol agent was shot at early Sunday while driving near the U.S.-Mexico border near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which sits between San Diego and Tijuana, according to reports.
Fox 5 San Diego reported that the agent was not injured in the incident, and the shots were believed to be fired from the Mexican side. The agent reportedly sped off.
Around 02:15 a.m. the Border Patrol says the shots appeared to come from the Mexican side of the border and contacted Mexican authorities, who took two people into custody in their country, including a person with a handgun. That person was arrested while the second was released.
A border patrol vehicle was shot multiple times in San Ysidro early Sunday morning. (Photo: Customs and Border Protection)
The FBI was called to the scene to investigate.
This puts the area in which the shooting occurred, between San Ysidro and Tijuana, in which Tijuana is notorious for it’s cartel violence and murder rates.
By looking at maps, the Border Patrol Agent must have been on patrol on the Tijuana-Ensenada Road which is the closest to the Mexico-U.S. border, to be close enough to the border to have his Patrol unit struck by a handgun.
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