Suspected cartel gunmen from Mexico shot at the Texas National Guard soldiers on the southern border on Thursday. The soldiers were in the Roma, Texas border when two shots were fired from across the border.
Fox News said that fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The Texas Rangers is now investigating the incident.
Heavily Armed Groups Becoming A Common Sight
They concluded that the incident might have been related to cartel gunmen because heavily armed groups along the Texas-Mexico border are becoming a more common sight. Last week, officials told Fox News that suspected cartel members involved in human smuggling taunted National Guard soldiers across the Rio Grande. They wore tactical gear and were armed with AK-47s.
Fox News said that it is not clear which drug cartel is responsible for the recent incident, but the area is known as a bloody turf war between the Gulf Cartel and the Northeast Cartel. The shooting also occurred in the same area where Fox News saw tracers from a suspected cartel machine gun.
Border Is Known For Illegal Crossing, Cartel Activity
Fox News said that the Roma, Texas, border is one of the busiest borders where illegal crossing and cartel activities occur. Because of this, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott deployed more guard soldiers to the Roma, Texas border in recent weeks.
The shooting reports came as migrants continued to flock to the Mexico-Texas borders. Weeks ago, the administration had to deport many Haitian migrants who camped at the Del Rio, Texas border via a makeshift camp. There are reports that more Haitians will be marching back to the border later this month.
Abbott and other Republican governors have criticized United States President Joe Biden for creating a humanitarian crisis because of rolling back the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump.