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Four wounded in border shooting near San Diego, CA

Four people were hospitalized today for injuries they suffered when federal agents opened fire on three crowded vans to prevent them from jumping the U.S.-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, authorities said.

The shooting and the subsequent investigation snarled traffic for hours at the nation's busiest border crossing, but border traffic once again was proceeding normally early today, said a Customs and Border Protection watch commander in San Ysidro.

Three agents -- two with Customs and Border Protection and one with Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- fired at one of the van drivers as he drove toward them at the inspection station in southern San Diego about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a San Diego police statement.

The van then crashed into a truck, police said.

The driver of the van, a 31-year-old man, and a passenger, a 42-year-old man,

Added: Sep-23-2009 Occurred On: Sep-23-2009
By: reill
Tags: American, Mexican, Border, Shooting, Closure, Wounded, Illegal, Immigrants
Location: San Ysidro, California, United States (load item map)
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