Sounds of gunfire at Pharr bridge came from drills, and Mexican cartels says police

Published: May. 10, 2023 at 4:01 PM CDT
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PHARR, TX. (KGNS) - Authorities have released new information on what was believed to have been shots fired at an international bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports from Valley Central, authorities were doing drills near the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge using what was said to have been “Non-live ammunition.”

According to their reports, the Hidalgo Police Chief said local law enforcement along with Customs and Border Protection were conducting drills using dummy rounds and inert grenades near the bridge.

Videos were shared on social media Wednesday afternoon showing trucks backed up on the bridge with potential gunshots being heard.

The chief said there was a police investigation on the Mexican side of the border where a possible chase involving cartel suspects was going on.

In that case, he said Mexican authorities shot at them taking down three suspects.

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Reports are circulating on social networks of shots being fired at the international bridge between Pharr, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico.

According to those reports, there was a substantial outburst of gunfire shortly before 4 p.m. forcing people there to take shelter. Reports state several people have been shot with three people possibly being killed. Those reports are not official as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted when an official statement does come in.

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