Monday, May 29, 2023

Border agents help 4-year-old boy injured and shot by coyotes from Mexico

Authorities in the United States and Mexico are investigating two incidents in which border patrol agent belonged to the San Diego sector in California attacked with bullets by human traffickers.

The most recent incident happened about 9:05 p.m. Monday night about a half-mile east of the San Ysidro border crossing on the California-Tijuana border.

A statement from the Border Patrol indicated that sector agents were assisting a 4-year-old boy, who had been injured, when they heard shots and their rebound from the secondary barrier.

According to the agency, the minor was injured after being thrown over the border fence by an unidentified person. There are two metal bars in that area.

While the shooting was taking place, the agents asked bystanders to take cover from the shots. In addition to the boy, Border Patrol paramedics and San Diego Fire Department personnel were at the scene.

According to the description of events, no one was killed by the gunfire.

A helicopter from the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and elements of the Border Patrol’s so-called ‘Special Response Team’ attended the site.

In addition, he sought help from Baja California law enforcement to appear at the location where the shots are believed to have originated. At present, there is no information about any arrest.

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The incident occurred two days after officers in the same sector were shot in the mountains of San Ysidro.

This occurred on the night of May 13, when a Border Patrol observer radioed that he was receiving fire from an area southwest of his position in Mexico. The officer was uninjured.

An aircraft and surveillance cameras spotted several people in the vicinity of the observer on the other side of the border. It is alleged that one of these persons had a rifle.

In response, authorities sent more agents to these areas to increase surveillance.

Aaron M. Heitke, the agency’s chief in San Diego, said, “Border violence is a significant threat to public safety and to the Border Patrol agents who secure our nation’s borders. This is another example of the inherent dangers they face.” agents do every day.” in the statement.

“We are taking these incidents very seriously and are working with law enforcement partners in the United States and Mexico to identify the source of the shots,” he said.

Leopoldo Aguilar, Baja California’s secretary of public safety, told the press about these incidents that three criminal gangs dedicated to human trafficking have increased the level of violence in Tijuana. They believe their violent reaction is because the illegal trade has become more profitable.

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