2 Mexican migrants shot dead, 3 injured in dawn attack on US border near Tecate
Two Mexican migrants were shot to death on the Mexican side of the U.S. border in the early hours of Friday morning, Mexico's National Migration Institute said.
Another three suffered gunshot wounds, but were assisted by one of the institute’s emergency rescue teams, along with nine other people who were not injured.
Rescue services found a group of 14 Mexican nationals at dawn 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 harsh desert hill is considered a sacred site by at least one Mexican Indigenous group, but is also used by migrant smugglers.