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Border Patrol vehicle struck by gunshots near Bridge of the Americas

El Paso Border Patrol says they are already supported with US National Guard troops

The El Paso FBI is offering a reward for help in finding the person responsible for shooting at a Border Patrol vehicle near the Bridge of the Americas on Thursday.

A Border Patrol agent was on duty in his vehicle around 7:35 p.m. on the south of Loop 375 and Border Highway, directly across from the X monument in Ciudad Juarez.

The agent was in his vehicle when it was hit by gunshots. Officials believe the bullets were fired from a vehicle traveling eastbound on the Border Highway.

“It must have been like four or five shots [that sounded like] Pow Pow, and I knew it had to be gunfire, said Rosario Minjarez a neighbor in the area that heard the gunshots.

The FBI is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the El Paso FBI at 915-832-5000.

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