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Nearly 30 undocumented migrants who became ill or injured during treks to the U.S. border from Mexico sought medical treatment from Yuma sector Border Patrol agents over the weekend.

In a statement Monday sent via Twitter, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the migrants' ailments were as serious as a gunshot wound and as minor as scrapes and cuts, officials said 

Officials cited several cases requiring trips to the Yuma Regional Medical Center, including:

— A 21-year-old Mexican national sent Friday with gunshot wound in his foot. Customs and Border Protection said the man told agents a friend had shot him two weeks earlier in Mexico after they'd been drinking, using narcotics and arguing.

— An 11-year-old Guatemalan boy sent Friday with an open ankle wound. The boy, who'd been traveling with his father, was diagnosed with cellulitis and given medication.

— A 53-year-old male Mexican national sent Saturday after he'd suffered a heart attack in Mexico. Customs and Broder Patrol said the man had methamphetamine in his system that likely caused the heart attack. 

— A 2-year-old sent Saturday with a possible left-arm fracture. The girl's mother told agents the girl had fallen out of a moving vehicle in Mexico eight days before they entered the United States.

— An unaccompanied 17-year-old boy from Honduras sent Sunday for evaluation after a sexual assault. The teen gave Customs and Border Patrol agents Mexican government paperwork documenting the assault, which took place Nov. 3, after he'd entered Mexico from Guatemala. 

The other people were treated for relatively minor injuries, including cuts and sprains, Border Patrol spokesman Jose Garibay III said. He said the migrants came to the border separately and at different times.

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