SAN YSIDRO, Calif.— a Border Patrol Agent was shot at multiple times while sitting in his marked patrol vehicle in an area approximately one and a half miles west of the San Ysidro Port of entry and immediately north of the U.S./Mexico international boundary on Sept. 9, 2018, at around 2:16 a.m.
Initial inspection of the Agent's government vehicle indicates markings consistent with impact from multiple bullets on the driver's side of the vehicle. The Agent was not injured and immediately drove to a safer location.
Mexican authorities were contacted as the shooting appeared to originate from the Mexican side of the border. Mexican authorities responded and initially took two subjects into custody, one of them was in possession of a handgun, the other was released.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) responded to the scene and is investigating the shooting incident.
Further inquiries regarding this matter are directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.