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Aug 19, 2013 3:15 PM

Wife Killed in Shooting, Husband in Critical Condition

ALICE - A shooting in Jim Wells County has left one woman dead and her husband in critical condition.

The Alice Echo-News Journal reports Christopher and Marrisa Montes' car was found in a ditch late last night along Gulf Street. Mrs. Montes was pronounced dead on the scene while Mr. Montes was rushed to a hospital in Corpus Christi. Both victims were shot in the face.

Authorities say the couple was married earlier this year and there is a history of domestic violence between them.

Federal Agents are assisting the Alice Police Department and the sheriff's office in the investigation.

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