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Subject shoots at Yuma sector border wall

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean. (Wikimedia Commons)
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An armed subject was seen shooting several times toward the border wall near San Luis after illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico early Thursday morning.

At approximately 2:55 a.m., camera operators viewed five subjects standing on the west side of the border after they illegally crossed into the United States. The group had traversed east through the dry Colorado riverbed. One of the subjects was seen shooting several times toward the secondary border wall west of San Luis.

A short time later, a truck arrived from Mexico and picked up all five subjects. The individuals crossed back into Mexico and drove away on a nearby Mexican highway before agents could respond.

The international boundary along the Colorado River runs north/south with Mexico to the west and the United States to the east. The border wall is not located directly on the international boundary.

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This press release was originally published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.