Fox News reports that Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert has told them that Border Patrol agents came under fire from a .50 caliber rifle along the frontier last night;
The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.
Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert’s account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.
“We don’t have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them,” said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.
When the shooting stopped, a couple of dozen illegal immigrants surrendered to the agents. Gohmert says that the gunfire was meant to suppress any effort to stop the illegals from crossing the border.
“I don’t know why we’re out here like sitting ducks,” one Border Patrol source said. “We need help.”
Help, like some A-10s or Apache helicopters. Or some armed drones.
Category: Illegal Immigrants