Fatal shooting shuts down border crossing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIn a scene broadcast live by TV news helicopters, a black sport-utility vehicle sat in the middle of the roadway with a shattered driver’s side window. There were no immediate reports of any other injuries. It was unclear whether the vehicle was carrying any passengers. The California Highway Patrol sealed off southbound access to the border and rush-hour traffic backed up for more than a mile. – Associated Press SAN DIEGO – A busy U.S-Mexico border crossing was shut down Thursday after federal authorities shot and killed the driver of a car headed for Mexico, officials said. The shooting occurred on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway around 3:30 p.m. about 50 feet north of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world’s busiest border crossing, which links Tijuana, Mexico with San Diego. Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were attempting to stop the vehicle, which was under surveillance for suspected migrant smuggling. The driver, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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