Seven Killed in Intentional Crash Targeting Migrants in Brownsville
Written by: Sam Orlando
At least seven people were killed and several others injured when a Land Rover ploughed into a group of migrants outside a shelter in Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday morning. Police suspect the crash was intentional, and have arrested the driver, who is currently in custody under 24-hour guard watch.
The incident occurred at around 8:30 am near the Ozanam Center for migrants and homeless people in the border city. Six people are being treated for serious and minor injuries at the hospital. Witnesses at the scene report seeing multiple bodies strewn on the ground in pools of blood.
Lt. Martin Sandoval of the Brownsville police told reporters that the driver has been charged with reckless driving, but more charges are likely to be filed. He said that the incident is looking more and more like an intentional act, but police have not yet commented on a possible motive.
The crash has stirred anger and outrage among witnesses and people online, with some describing it as a hit-and-run of migrants. Harrowing images and footage of the incident circulating on social media show multiple bodies lying on the ground, while witnesses cry out in horror and despair.
Jhorman Cruz, a journalist, tweeted that the victims were leaving a shelter and that there are Venezuelan deaths. The FBI has not yet announced any media briefings on the incident. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, with many calling for answers and justice for the victims. The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to be released in the coming days.
Breaking Through reporters are monitoring the investigation and will bring you more details as they become available.