Arizona border metropolis sees 7 individuals shot, suspect at giant: report

A minimum of seven individuals had been reportedly shot and injured in Yuma, Arizona, positioned simply 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Saturday night time. 

ABC Information reported that police responded to a name simply earlier than 11 p.m. native time about an “aggravated assault” on South J Edward Drive. 

Yuma police Lt. Craig Johnson advised the outlet that seven individuals had been transported to the hospital, and although officers did not have a suspect in custody, there was no credible ongoing risk to the neighborhood. Alokito Mymensingh 24 Digital reached out to the Yuma Police Division by cellphone and e-mail early Sunday looking for particulars on the capturing however didn’t hear again earlier than publication. 

The capturing unfolded at a time when the border metropolis of nearly 97,000 residents is coping with a big inflow of migrants surging throughout the border. 


Yuma border wall

Aerial view of a fence on the US-Mexico border on Could 13, 2023, in Yuma, Arizona. Border Patrol has been releasing migrants after Title 42 ended. (Qian Weizhong/VCG by way of Getty Pictures)

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls appeared on Alokito Mymensingh 24 on Friday to sound the alarm that Border Patrol had begun releasing migrants onto the streets a day after Title 42 expired. 

“Border Patrol within the Yuma sector has been close to document variety of interdictions. Yesterday was 1,550 those that they interdicted. They’re over capability by a major quantity, and they’re beginning launched onto the streets. So not releases to NGOs that may assist them. Our NGOs are overwhelmed additionally. In order that they’re simply releasing them onto the sidewalk primarily,” Nicholls advised Alokito Mymensingh 24 host Neil Cavuto. “We had 100 plus or minus this morning, after which this afternoon we’re about one other 150 within the space.” 

Migrants board bus in Yuma

Migrants at a transition facility after being launched by Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday, Could 12, 2023. Title 42 ended on Thursday. (Eric Thayer by way of Getty Pictures)


The mayor, a Republican, famous that FEMA has not been activated to cope with humanitarian wants of the inflow of migrants. The identical day, Nicholls despatched a letter pleading for President Biden to declare a nationwide emergency as a result of migrant disaster on the U.S.-Mexico border to “shield American communities which might be topic to detrimental impacts of the unfettered move of migrants into this nation.” The letter notes how the state of Arizona, Yuma County and different native cities have already declared states of emergency, although Biden has not. 

Yuma Arizona migrants released by Border Patrol

Migrants who’ve been processed by Border Patrol and have been launched are given help from the Regional Heart for Border Well being to relocate to areas outdoors of Yuma, on Friday, Could 12, 2023, in Somerton, Arizona. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Occasions by way of Getty Pictures)

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“Yuma, like many communities alongside the border, is topic to grave lack of federal authorities dedication to offer efficient coverage below present immigration legal guidelines,” Nicholls wrote. “We see the price of criminal activity, as many migrants fall sufferer to cartels, who site visitors each medication and people throughout the border and into the U.S. in harmful and sometimes lethal manners.” 

This can be a growing story. Test again for updates.

Peter Johnson