Regional
5:13 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

Border Patrol Fires Into Mexico

Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol says agents fired gunshots into Mexico after coming under attack while making a drug bust along the Rio Grande.

Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey said Monday that no agents were injured during a "fire fight" in Mission over the weekend. She did not say whether anyone in Mexico was hit by Border Patrol gunfire, citing the ongoing investigation.

Huey said Border Patrol agents were seizing a half-ton of marijuana Saturday when the shootout began. She said a truck pulled up on the Mexico side of the border when someone opened fire on the agents.

In June, a Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 15-year-old Mexican boy after authorities say a group trying to illegally enter Texas threw rocks at officers near downtown El Paso.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.