[Ed. – Still being investigated, so there’s apparently no determination on whether the vehicle was being targeted. Since this is in California, we may not get enough follow-up from local media to have the full story.]
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the marked Border Patrol vehicle was parked one and a half miles west of the port of entry when multiple bullets struck the driver’s side of the vehicle from the Mexican side of the border. The agent was not injured but was able to escape and drove to a safe location until Mexican authorities were contacted to assist in the shooting.
Initially, two suspects were taken into custody, but one of them was released, while the other was in possession of the handgun supposedly used in the shooting. The FBI is currently investigating.