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U.S. Closes Mexico Border Crossing After Shootout

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/09/2009

Joshua Brustein

"Federal agents opened fire Tuesday on three vans carrying at least 70 people suspected of being illegal immigrants when the drivers of the vehicles tried to crash through a California border crossing that is considered the busiest such crossing in the world, officials said. Four people were injured.

"The border was closed for several hours after the incident, which occurred at around 3:25 p.m. local time at the San Ysidro crossing. Federal immigration and customs agents fired their guns during the incident, officials said. Three passengers in the van were injured and taken to local hospitals, and a passenger in a separate vehicle was also injured. No agents were hurt, and none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

"The San Diego Police Department is investigating the shooting. Federal agents are questioning the passengers, who have been detained."

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"U.S. Closes Mexico Border Crossing After Shootout", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 22/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-closes-mexico-border-crossing-after-shootout