Texas silent after Guard member shoots migrant on border
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas military records show a National Guard member shot and wounded a migrant during a struggle this month on the U.S.-Mexico border.
It’s believed to be the first time that a Guard member deployed on a state border mission called Operation Lone Star has injured another person by firing a weapon.
However, state officials did not disclose the Jan. 15 shooting publicly.
The Texas Military Department did not respond to questions about how many times Guard members have fired a weapon since the mission began in 2021.
That’s raised transparency concerns.
The shooting was described in an internal military report obtained by The Associated Press.
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