Border Patrol agents monitoring a section of the Rio Grande Valley Sector were fired upon from across the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
What are the details?
In a news release, the immigration enforcement agency said the agents were responding to a report of suspected migrants crossing the border illegally near Fronton, Texas, Wednesday evening at approximately 6 p.m. when they were met with gunfire from Mexico.
"Responding agents reported shots fired from Mexico," CBP stated, adding that the "Texas Department of Public Safety, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, and additional agents responded to the location."
According to Fox News' Bill Melugin, the agents promptly returned fire after being shot at from across the border. Nobody on either side is believed to have been struck by the gunfire. He added the agents were reportedly members of the Special Operations Group, which is part of Border Patrol Tactical Operations.