Posted: Jul 3, 2012 6:36 AM
Updated: Jul 3, 2012 9:33 AM
HARGILL - Investigators are walking a four-mile stretch of FM 493, in search of bullet casings connected with the shooting of an ICE agent. Two have already been located.
Hidalgo County dispatchers got a call about the shooting around 4:30 a.m. The injured agent was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. There's no word yet on the agent's condition.
According to Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, the FBI will be leading the investigation. He told us the agent was shot twice.
An ICE spokeswoman said the agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation at the time of the shooting.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned two scenes are being investigated in connection with the shooting. We're told a chase started near FM 493 and Cemetery Road and continued north of FM 493 until Highway 186.
Investigators said during the chase at least three rounds were fired. The agents' vehicle ended up in a brushy area.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS has crews at both scenes. We're gathering more information and will have an update on CHANNEL 5 NEWS at NOON.