Worker shot outside South Texas polling location

A witness says a campaign worker was struck in the leg in a drive-by shooting about 100 yards from a South Texas polling place that doubles as a police and fire station.

David Yarbrough wheels a voting machine into Airport Grocery near Oxford, Miss. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Mississippians go to the polls on Tuesday for state and local elections, as well as referendums including the so-called Personhood Amendment. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

SAN JUAN, Texas (AP) — A witness says a campaign worker was struck in the leg in a drive-by shooting about 100 yards from a South Texas polling place that doubles as a police and fire station.

Ramiro Trevino says he didn't hear the shot as he stood on a street corner packed with workers and signs during primary day in Texas on Tuesday. Trevino says 55-year-old Jose Sanchez was hit in the right calf but was alert as he was transported to a hospital.

San Juan police Chief Juan Gonzalez tells the Monitor newspaper in McAllen he didn't immediately have a motive for the shooting. He said authorities were looking for a red pickup truck.

The incident happened around 11 a.m., and the polling location remains open.

Associated Press
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