Border patrol confirms Texas agent hit by bullet fired from Mexico

A U.S. Border Patrol unit makes its way along U.S. 281 by the U.S.-Mexico border wall near San Benito, Texas. Photo: JERRY LARA, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

A border patrol agent was struck by a bullet fired from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River on Tuesday near Brownsville, Texas.

According to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agent is assigned to the Riverine Unit, which patrols the Rio Grande by boat.

The bullet was fired from somewhere on the Mexican riverbank, according to Marcelino Medina, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The agent suffered a non-life threatening injury in the shooting.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

Source: MySA Online

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