Mexican gunmen flee into Starr County, one wounded

American officials were put on alert in Starr County after reports of gunmen involved in a gun battle on the Mexican side of the border fleeing into the United States.

Law enforcement officials were mobilized to the rural Starr County community of La Rosita early Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators told Action 4 News that paramedics rushed a Mexican national with a gunshot wound to a local hospital.

Authorities reported that the man was pulled from the waters of the Rio Grande River with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

It's not clear who shot the man but authorities said it all started with a gun battle between the Mexican military and drug traffickers across the border.

La Rosita is located between Rio Grande City and Roma.

Past Incursions

This is not the first time that Mexican gunmen have fled a battle and crossed into rural areas of Starr County.

A gunbattle forced at least eight gunmen into another area between Rio Grande City and Roma back on October 6th.

Most the eight gunmen reportedly fled back in Mexico where they were reportedly arrested by the Mexican military.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.