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Texas state trooper patrolling border hit by stray bullet from gunfight in Mexico

HAVANA, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  A Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. The troops, deployed along the Rio Grande, are part of a 1,000 strong force called up by Texas Governor Rick Perry to guard the border. The soldiers were sent to help state and federal law enforcement stem a surge of illegal immigrants, many of them families and unaccompanied minors.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

HAVANA, TX - SEPTEMBER 11: A Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. The troops, deployed along the Rio Grande, are part of a 1,000 strong force called up by Texas Governor Rick Perry to guard the border. The soldiers were sent to help state and federal law enforcement stem a surge of illegal immigrants, many of them families and unaccompanied minors. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

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

The trooper, whose identity hasn't been released, was in stable condition at a McAllen hospital.

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

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