Motorist deliberately mows down pedestrians in front of migrant shelter; was arrested | wayne dupree

Brownsville police say seven people died early Sunday, and it appears a driver ran them over on purpose. NOTE: Homeland Secretary Alexandro Mayorkas was recently in Brownsville late last week to talk about the end of Title 42.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. in front of the Ozanam Center, a shelter for migrants and the poor, near Minnesota Road and North Bernal Road. According to Lt. Martin Sandoval, four to six other injured people were transferred to local hospitals while seven people died on the spot.

The motorist was arrested and charged with reckless driving, according to Sandoval. There will likely be additional charges, according to Sandoval. It looks like a planned act, he says, more and more.

Several victims were covered on the road, according to a lady driving near the scene, and another victim was loaded into an ambulance. She also saw a number of women around praying.

According to Sandoval, the area will remain closed to all traffic for several more hours, and police are asking vehicles to find alternate routes.

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