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4/19/07 - Houston, Texas

Immigrant Smugglers Suspected In Shootout

One person was killed and several others injured in a freeway shootout in Houston Tuesday.

Police say the shootout may have involved rival immigrant smuggling gangs.

According to police:

It started when people in two trucks exchanged gunfire on a freeway. The vehicles exited, ran a red light and crashed into a car. Then they got out and continued the shootout.

Police say one of the trucks was carrying at least 10 people.

Authorities are investigating whether the incident was one smuggler's attempt to hijack a rival's load of immigrants.

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