CALEXICO — Eight people were hit by gunfire overnight by unknown assailants as a vehicle containing 21 undocumented immigrants was sprayed with bullets.
U.S. Border Patrol Senior Patrol Agent Dionicio Delgado Jr. said agents found the injured people and the vehicle in an area known as "Exit Five," north of Mount Signal and south of Highway 98, around 12:30 this morning.
Delgado said agents, using a scope, spotted two vehicles from a distance heading north on Exit Five. The agents determined the vehicles were not U.S. Border Patrol so they went to investigate.
One of the vehicles, a sport utility vehicle, was found on the side of the road south of Highway 98 with bullet holes in it and several wounded passengers. The other vehicle was not found.