Texas State Trooper wounded after being hit by stray bullet from ‘gunbattle’ fired from the other side of the Mexican border 

A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound.

The state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol with the Border Patrol agent in Fronton, on the border about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville. 

A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Pictured is the trooper on a stretcher

A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Pictured is the trooper on a stretcher

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement says the federal agent also was hit but was protected by body armor.

The trooper was in stable condition at a McAllen hospital.

Their identity has not been revealed. 

Hernandez says it’s unclear who was involved in the gunfight.

The state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol with the Border Patrol agent in Fronton, on the border about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville (file photo of State Troopers on the river)

The state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol with the Border Patrol agent in Fronton, on the border about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville (file photo of State Troopers on the river)