At approximately 1300 EST, reports began to emerge of a possible ramming attack at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville Police announced that the crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. near the Ozanam Center in Brownsville. At least seven Venezuelan nationals were killed on scene and another six are in the hospital. The driver was also hospitalized and is under guard.
Brownsville Mayor Menedez said this:
“A very tragic incident occurred early this morning on Minnesota as a group of individuals were struck by an SUV while waiting for a bus. 7 have died and others are injured. Information so far indicates that the deceased were migrants who sheltered overnight at the Ozonam center.”
It is not currently clear if the incident was intentional. Brownsville is a significant border crossing point between the U.S. and Mexico. This is developing.
Footage from a suspected ramming attack against migrants in Brownsville, TX. pic.twitter.com/ulknj9zy9A
— Tessaron News (@TessaronF) May 7, 2023