Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2023. 1:33 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Mexican authorities confirmed the deaths of 2 Mexican migrants on the Mexican side of the U.S. border early Friday morning.
According to ABC News, 3 more persons were also shot.
Rescue officials found a group of 14 Mexican nationals on Cuchuma Hill near Tecate, a city in the border state of Baja California.
By the time rescuers climbed up to meet the group, two migrants were already dead.
The hill is considered a sacred site by at least one Mexican Indigenous group, but is also used by migrant smugglers.
At this time, investigators are unaware of the motive of the shooting but migrant crossings often involve agreements with local cartels for right of passage.
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