Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents patrolling the Rio Grande were shot at from the Mexican riverbank.
Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank.
Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit several times but no one on board was injured.
CBP says the investigation is ongoing and the Mexican nationals thought be responsible have not yet been identified.
A #BorderPatrol Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, TX reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank. Agents saw 4 subjects who shot over 50 rounds at them. No one on board was injured, but the boat was hit. The incident is under investigation. https://t.co/Yz7noAMnFk pic.twitter.com/BfTGw83KMT
— CBP RGV (@CBPRGV) August 9, 2019
The Rio Grande, which flows from the southwest of the United States into parts of northern Mexico, forms part of the U.S.-Mexico border. Violent gangs have roamed the region across the river from Texas.
The RGV Sector has been a hotbed for illegal-immigrant apprehensions with 36,872 migrants apprehended in July, according to CBP. U.S. authorities have also forced thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, citing capacity issues.
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Dean James at Right Wing Tribune