Fifteen heavily armed masked gunmen breached the door of a Texas border home and opened fire without warning, injuring a 9 year-old boy and his 33 year-old mother. The incident took place in the early morning at a rural home near the city of Harlington. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio stated that the gunmen kicked down the door and began shooting at random.
“During the robbery the gunmen yelled out ‘policia policia’ which as we all know is the Spanish word for police,” Lucio said.
The barrage of gunfire injured the mother and her son, but the rest of the family were not harmed, Lucio said, classifying the woman’s injuries as minor, but the boy was still at the hospital, listed in stable condition.
After some investigations into the incident, it appears the men may have attacked the wrong house, as nothing was taken and they left as quickly as they arrived. Authorities are still looking into the identity of the men, who all seemed to have fled the scene in the same three vehicles they arrived in.
According to the police, the family involved is not believed to be connected to any criminal activity, and were just random victims of misinformation.
Texas border towns are subject to a different “breed” of criminal activity, that often involve gunmen with ties to many of the illegal drug cartels from across the border as they attempt to steal drugs or abduct innocent victims for human trafficking needs.