Three migrants were shot when they tried to run away from bandits along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Luis, Arizona, local officials say. None of them appeared to be seriously injured.
Chief Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel, of the U.S. Border Patrol for the Yuma Sector, said on Friday that Border Patrol agents responded to a report of shots fired along the border and found three injured migrants.
“The migrants said bandits tried to rob them and shot at them when they ran away,” McGurk-Daniel said. She added that the victims sustained gunshot wounds to their legs.
Other details about the shooting were not released.
San Luis is a city south of Yuma and is right next to San Luis Río Colorado on the Mexican side of the border.
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