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Investigators say 2 target shooters, trespassing hunter questioned in shooting of students
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) ' Investigators in Texas say two of three men questioned in connection with the shooting of two students at a middle school were doing target practice on an adjacent ranch Monday while the third was an illegal immigrant who was trespassing on the property and hunting with an assault rifle.
Authorities previously described all three men as hunters.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said Tuesday that the two men doing target practice may have been in the right line of fire to hit the students, but it would have been from a distance of about 800 yards. The men were released but remain under investigation.
Investigators are still trying to determine where the trespassing hunter was and whether he would have been in line with the victims. He remains in custody.