DEVELOPING: Heavy Gunfire Erupts at Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge on the U.S-Mexico border [VIDEO]

by J Pelkey
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This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.

It is being reported that heavy gunfire has erupted along the Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge on the U.S.–Mexico border.

The Pharr-Reynosa bridge connects the city of Pharr in the U.S. state of Texas with the city of Reynosa in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Several people have been shot, and unconfirmed reports indicate that three people have been killed.

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Mexican media reported that three people have been killed as a result of a shooting that took place between armed civilians and sections of the military.

Mirror reported:

Mexican media organisation Adn40 reported: “Apparently the confrontation occurred between elements of the army and armed civilians; the preliminary balance is three alleged criminals killed.”

The bridge connects the Mexican city of Reynosa, in Tamaulipas state, with McAllen in the US.

Footage shows what appears to be Mexican army vehicles zooming past drivers cowering in their vehicles.

One witness has shared a picture of a crumpled bullet saying: “Bullets bouncing off the Reynosa-Pharr customs facility”

The border regions of Mexico are hotly contested by the notorious cartels that control the supply of illegal drugs into the US.

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