Heavily armed groups are becoming a common sight along the Texas-Mexico border, officials said
Texas National Guard soldiers on the southern border were fired on Thursday by suspected Mexican cartel gunmen, officials said Friday.
The Texas Department of Public Security said soldiers were in Roma, Texas, when two shots were fired from across the border.
The suspected shooters are believed to be gunmen of a drug cartel. The incident occurred in the same area where Granthshala News had spotted a tracer from a suspected cartel machine gun embedded with the Texas Rangers.
The area in question is part of a bloody war between the Gulf Cartel and the Northeast Cartel, an offshoot of the Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s most violently organized groups.
There were no casualties in Thursday’s incident and the Texas Rangers are investigating.
Officials said heavily armed groups are becoming a common sight along the Texas-Mexico border.