Shots fired from Mexican side of the border

By: Justin J. Reyes
By: Justin J. Reyes

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - We have new information on the shooting of a helicopter in Laredo by someone across the Rio Grande in Mexico.

It happened around 5:30 Friday evening.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon near the riverbank in North Laredo.

This was the scene at the intersection of Aguero and Bernadette Lane near the Wolf Creek subdivision.

Police were guarding the entrance to the area near the Riverbank over the hill.

That's where a C.B.P. helicopter was flying over when shots were fired upon it.

The shots came from the Mexican side of the border.

No injuries have been reported, but the aircraft was landed soon after.
People who were in the area say that this is not a common sight.

"It was white with blue, so I think it was Customs. But, they were pretty low. They did about two turns, and then they just flew away. Then maybe about ten minutes later it came back but it was a lot higher", said Juan Maya.

"Well, we've always had helicopters around here, but there's never been a shooting or anything. Because here it's always very peaceful", said resident Adriana Alvarez

We're told the helicopter was an air and marine helicopter with Customs and Border Protection.

Since the incident happened on international territory, border patrol's main headquarters are involved in this case.

Local law enforcement agencies assisted in securing the area, but the case is being handled by federal entities.

We will continue following this story and bring you more information as we get it.


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