Illegal Immigrants Found with Gunshot Wounds Near the Rio Grande

HIDALGO, TX – Five illegal immigrants suffering from gunshot wounds were encountered on the banks of the Rio Grande early Monday morning. The incident is indicative of the dangers illegals face while undertaking the journey into the United States. 

On October 4, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Border Patrol agents from the McAllen Station responded to illegal activity near Hidalgo and encountered 11illegal immigrants. The five aliens suffering gunshot wounds sustained in Mexico prior to their entry into the U.S. were immediately provided lifesaving treatment by agents before emergency medical assistance was requested. Hidalgo Police Department officers arrived on scene as well, as the immigrants were transported to a local hospital. 

An investigation is currently underway to determine the circumstances of the shooting. 
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