Mexican gunmen fire at Border Patrol agents near Hidalgo
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 03:49:38 GMT —
Authorities are investigating an incident where Border Patrol agents came under fire by Mexican gunmen just east of Hidalgo.
Border Patrol officials confirm the cross-border shooting happened on the Rio Grande River just east of city limits around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Acting Assistant Border Patrol Chief Henry Mendiola spoke to Action 4 News about the incident.
Mendiola said agents were out on boat patrol when they were ambushed by gunfire from the Mexican side of the river.
No injuries were reported during the shooting.
Mendiola confirmed that two Border Patrol boats were in the water and two agents were on the banks of the river at the time.
According to Mendiola, some eight to 12 bullets were fired.
The agents reported that they saw a car leaving the scene on the Mexican side of the river.
Mendiola said Mexican authoriteis will be informed about the incident.