Authorities Release New Images of Shooting near Fronton

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 15 2017 Mar 15, 2017 March 15, 2017 8:06 PM March 15, 2017 in News

UPDATE (3/17): Authorities released new images of the deadly shooting near Fontron.

Investigators said the boat where the three victims were on was fired at. Two men suffered non-life threatening injuries and a third one died.

The shooting happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. Authorities said they believe the gunfire came from Mexico.

The men on the boat are all in the U.S. legally, according to police.

Their identities have not been released.

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office is working with Mexican, state and federal authorities in the investigation. 


FRONTON - The Starr County Sheriff’s Office confirmed one person died after a shooting near the river banks in the Fronton area.

Deputies along with Border Patrol agents and DPS troopers responded to shots fired in the area around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office said two male individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries and a third person died.

According to the victims, they were shot from the Mexican side while they were fishing on a boat.

No additional information was released.

The deadly shooting comes three months after a man was shot and killed at Falcon Lake.

Oscar Eduardo Garza, of Rio Grande City, was on a boat with his friend at the time of the incident. An exchange with other people on another boat ensued. Authorities said Garza sped away after seeing what looked like a gun.

Shots were fired and Garza was fatally hit.

No arrests in the case have been made.

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