Cartel gunmen fired shots at a United States Border Patrol agent Friday evening, missing the agent but striking a vehicle next to him, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed.
The agent was not injured in the shooting, nor did he return fire at the gunmen.
According to Breitbart, the agent was patrolling the area near the Brian Terry station in southern Arizona when the unknown gunmen began firing.
CBP said one of its agents assigned to a mobile surveillance unit south of Sierra Vista heard several gunshots and saw “two unknown individuals with a rifle at a distance.” The Border Patrol vehicle that was hit was not occupied at the time.
Multiple Border Patrol agents and deputies with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting, but the suspects fled on foot and have not been located.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials provided the following information:
An agent assigned to a mobile surveillance unit near Hereford Road heard several shots fired and observed two unknown individuals with a rifle at a distance. An unoccupied Border Patrol vehicle next to the surveillance unit was struck by bullets. The agent was not injured and did not return fire.
Multiple Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and law enforcement responded to the area in an effort to locate the suspects. The suspects fled the area on foot and have not been located.
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