Gunmen flee to Valley following gun battle near Miguel Aleman
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:22:00 GMT —
Authorities are looking for a missing Mexican man after he allegedly fled into the United States during a gun battle near Miguel Aleman.
Residents turned to the social media network Twitter to report a gun battle and drug cartel activity in the town of Los Guerra just west of Miguel Aleman.
Miguel Aleman is located across the Rio Grande River from Roma, Texas.
There is no official information from Mexican authorities but residents reported the shootout happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday.
U.S. Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley said their agents arrested two men in the area after the shootout on Thursday.
Both Border Patrol agents and Starr County Sheriff's deputies spent Friday looking for a man who crossed the river during the gun battle.
The man's family in Mexico said the man crossed the river and was not seen again.