When no one is shooting at you and you have no legal trespass to cross the border let alone shoot at American citizens, you should STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE BORDER. AND DON’T SHOOT AT ANYONE.
As if American – Mexican relations weren’t strained enough.
Though, if the American hunters had actually started the skirmish by shooting at them, I’d say they have a right to defend themselves. Doesn’t sound like the case though.
(Side note: If American federal police were accused of doing this, pretty sure there’d be an invasion.)
“U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said armed officers with Mexico’s Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Federal Police were involved in the incursion, which took place in El Paso, near the Border Patrol’s Ysleta station.
The Mexican government, Border Patrol and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are investigating the incident. U.S. federal authorities are also responding to the incident.An ABC-7 viewer contacted the station early Thursday, saying her son, husband and friends were hunting on the Rio Grande levee on the U.S. side when men on the Mexico side fired shots, narrowly missing them. The woman said more men on the Mexico side drove up with automatic weapons and into the U.S. side. She said the armed men fired weapons and stole the hunter’s chairs and drove back into Mexico.
Mosier said that at no point of the initial investigation were there any allegations of shots being fired at subjects on the U.S. side of the border, nor is there any information to suggest that any personal items were stolen from the U.S. side of the international boundary.”