Migrants Found Shot South Of Hidalgo


Border Patrol officials are investigating after agents came across five migrants on the banks of the Rio Grande who had been shot.

The Border Patrol put out a news release Thursday about the incident, three days after it happened. Officials say agents from the McAllen station had encountered a group of 11 migrants on the riverbank near Hidalgo a little after midnight Monday, and five were suffering from gunshot wounds they’d sustained in Mexico. The agents along with Hidalgo police provided medical assistance until the migrants were taken to the hospital.

A Border Patrol spokesman tells the McAllen Monitor that all of the wounded migrants survived.

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