Border Patrol agent shot while patrolling Rio Grande by boat

The U.S. Border Patrol said the cause of the shooting is still under investigation.

BROWNSVILLE (KIII NEWS) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Brownsville is recovering from a gunshot wound after authorities said he was shot Wednesday by a small-caliber weapon from across the Rio Grande River.

The agent was patrolling the river by boat when he was shot. He was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The U.S. Border Patrol said the cause of the shooting is still under investigation.

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