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Posted: Feb 1, 2012 3:33 PM

Updated: Feb 1, 2012 5:07 PM

MERCEDES - People living on a street in Mercedes called CHANNEL 5 NEWS wanting to know what was happening in their neighborhood street. It was a shooting on the 700 block of Colorado Street.

It happened around 2 Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Colorado. The street was blocked off when our crew arrived. Police were processing a red Suzuki SUV for evidence.

Police say a man said he was being followed by someone in another vehicle. When the man stopped and got out to confront the person following him, he was shot. We don't have any word on how many times the man was shot. Police say he was awake when he was transported to a local hospital. There's no information on the victim's condition at this time.

Neighbors say they did not hear any gunshots. Police did take one woman at the scene into custody, apparently for further questioning.

Mercedes ISD Superintendent Daniel Trevino confirms that a school, the Mercedes Early Childhood campus, was locked down for about 20 minutes, starting at around 2:30 p.m. as a result of this.

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