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Texas Road Workers Fired On From Across The Border

KWTX [1]
Jan 14, 2011

HOUSTON – Authorities say a gunman fired on workers who were repairing a road Thursday near the U.S.-Mexican border in West Texas.

Hudspeth County Chief Deputy Sheriff Mike Doyal said a crew of four county employees was working late Thursday morning on the county road along the Rio Grande when they heard eight shots that were fired from across the river.

The workers fled after several of the rounds hit the ground near them, kicking up dirt.

None of the workers was injured and authorities found no suspects in the area, about 15 miles south of Interstate 10 between Fort Hancock and Sierra Blanca.

One witness told investigators he saw a white pickup truck speed away from the area after the shooting.

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