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Texas shooting victim crossed Rio Grande into Mexico and back into U.S. undetected

September 11, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas shooting victim crossed Rio Grande into Mexico and back into U.S. undetected

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A man from the border city of Laredo, Texas managed to illegally cross into Mexico where he was shot and then crossed back into the United States to seek medical treatment. The strange event is a clear indication of the lack of enforcement at the border.

Shots were fired on Monday night when an unidentified man left his black GMC truck at Father McNaboe Park before illegally entering into Mexico.

The man reportedly swam across the defenseless Rio Grande into Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where he got into a dispute with a group of armed men.

The Laredo Morning Times reported that residents described hearing recurring gunshots by the river. However, the man managed to illegally swim back to the United States after he was hit with a bullet at least one time.

The man couldn’t find the keys to his car and instead asked someone take him to a nearby hospital. The man, who is reportedly from Rio Bravo, Texas, has not been cooperating with investigators.

The drug cartel known as Los Zetas drug cartel is equipped to transport large groups of drug smugglers from their haven in Nuevo Laredo into Texas through Father McNaboe Park, according to Breitbart Texas.

Despite the fact that the park is next to a populated community, the area receives minimal patrol from Laredo Police, Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and U.S. Border Patrol, which has caused the area to become one of the most preferred drug smuggling paths for the Los Zetas.

Nuevo Laredo has seen a substantial rise in cartel-related violence as two rival factions of the Los Zetas have been engaged in a brutal turf war over control of lucrative drug smuggling corridors into the U.S. The increase in violence has resulted in multiple kidnappings, tortures, gun battles and executions which have caused dozens of fatalities.

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