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11:01 am
Mon July 12, 2010

FBI In El Paso Says Chase And Shootings Were Separate Incidents

El Paso – The FBI in El Paso says a hit-and-run accident and a vehicle that may have ended up in a shootout in Mexico are separate incidents.

FBI spokeswoman Martha Terrazas on Monday told The Associated Press that the incidents are separate and the agency is investigating.

The traffic accident happened early Sunday at an El Paso intersection. Police spotted a sport utility vehicle fleeing and chased it toward the Zaragoza International Bridge.

Police said gunshots were fired at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint before the SUV crossed into Mexico.

The El Paso Times reports a deadly shootout was reported later near a police station in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and a burned SUV was found in a ditch near the bridge. Further details were not immediately available.

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Information assist from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.