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Texas agency: Authorities take gunfire on border

June 09, 2011
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Texas agency: Authorities take gunfire on border

A shootout along the border involved U.S. feds and an elite team of Texas Rangers

Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say a shootout along the Texas-Mexico border involving U.S. federal agents and an elite team of Texas Rangers has injured at least three suspected drug runners.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a brief statement that U.S. agents came under heavy fire from the Mexican side Thursday morning as they tried to seize a drug load. The statement did not indicate that any U.S. law enforcement officers were injured.

DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said the shootout took place in Hidalgo County, about 240 miles south of San Antonio. She would not release additional details.

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DPS said the shootout began after a suspicious vehicle on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande was spotted along with two boats that authorities suspected were being used to transport drugs.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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