By JB Miller
For the Nogales International
Published: Friday, August 27, 2010 8:27 PM MST
The U.S. Border Patrol told the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office that one of its agents working in the Nogales area was shot at from the Mexican side of the international boundary early Monday morning.
Dispatch received the call at 4:23 a.m., said Lupita Perez of the Sheriff’s Office. She said the Border Patrol contacted her office “out of courtesy,” and that the actual incident occurred around 2 a.m. on the Buena Vista Ranch near Kino Springs.
“It was approximately five gun shots coming from Mexico towards his direction,” said Perez, who added that the agent said he could hear the bullets whizzing past him. She said the shots came from a vehicle. “Nobody was hurt and no property was damaged.”
Perez said a Blackhawk helicopter was called out and Border Patrol Special Response Teams responded as well.
“They searched the area but didn’t find anything,” Perez said.
Colleen Agle, spokeswoman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, said investigators are working with authorities on both sides of the border to determine whether the shots in fact came from Mexico.
The incident is still under investigation and no further details are available, she said.