According to officials in the United States, a member of the National Guard in the southwestern state of Texas shot and hurt a migrant who tried to get away from immigration officials.
Federal officials say the shooting happen in the early morning Monday in Abram, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. The Texas Tribune and the Military Times are the first to report it.
According to the joint report, border patrol agents found four migrants in an empty house Monday morning before dawn. Three migrants turned themselves in, but a fourth tried to run away. He is shot in the shoulder by a member of the Texas National Guard.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that the migrant, whose nationality was not revealed and taken to a hospital and released later that day.
The Texas Rangers are looking into the shooting, which is a state police force, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The member of the National Guard who shot was sent to the border as part of Operation Lone Star, which Texas Governor Greg Abbott started in 2021. Members of the National Guard and state police work together on the operation to help keep track of the number of people crossing the border.