Worker shot outside South Texas polling location

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Associated Press

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

SAN JUAN (AP) -- Authorities say a drive-by shooting outside a polling place in South Texas sent a campaign worker to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

San Juan police Chief Juan Gonzalez says the 55-year-old was shot Tuesday outside a fire station that shares a building with police.

Witnesses tell the Monitor newspaper in McAllen that Sanchez was holding a campaign sign for constable candidate Hector "JoJo" Mendez when he was shot about 11 a.m.

Gonzalez says investigators are seeking a red pickup truck.

The polling location remains opened. The newspaper reports about 50 people had voted there by midday.
 

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