EL PASO, Texas - Hudspeth County, Texas Sheriff Arvin West confirmed a Hudspeth County road crew came under fire Thursday morning from gunmen in Mexico.
Sheriff West told ABC-7 that around 10:30 a.m, Thursday a road crew was repairing a part of Indian Hot Springs road, just east of Neely's crossing in Hudspeth County along the US-Mexico border when they came under gunfire from the Mexican side.
The crew was able to escape unharmed and managed to call for help. Units from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Border Patrol and Hudspeth County sheriff's deputies responded within minutes. They were able to determine the shots came from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande but were unable to spot the actual gunmen.
West added this is the first time county crews have come under direct fire. No one was injured and no equipment was damaged.
Less than 70 miles, west of Hudspeth County, El Paso has had its share of bullets crossing the border.
Last summer, bullets from a gunfight in Juarez, Mexico hit El Paso City Hall. No one was injured on the U.S. side. A few weeks later, a bullet from Juarez struck a building on the UTEP campus in El Paso. No one was injured in that incident.