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Apr 10, 2014 8:31 AM by Associated Press

Authorities Investigate East Texas Fatal Shooting

BEN WHEELER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas shooting has left one person dead.

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night received a call about gunfire just outside of the town of Ben Wheeler.

KLTV-TV ( ) reports neighbors say they heard some sort of confrontation before shots were fired. Deputies were on the scene for several hours early Thursday searching a car and a nearby home.

The sheriff's office did not immediately provide additional details Thursday.

Ben Wheeler is a town of about 500, located 65 miles southeast of Dallas.


Information from: KLTV-TV,

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