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3 hunters questioned in shootings at Texas school

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A Texas sheriff says authorities have interviewed three hunters suspected of firing stray bullets that wounded two middle school students trying out for the basketball team.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino tells The Associated Press early Tuesday that the "working theory" in the investigation is that the hunters fired the bullets. However, he says it still hasn't been determined if the shootings were intentional, reckless or an accident.

He says the hunters were taken in for questioning Monday night but weren't immediately arrested.

He says one of the boys was listed in critical condition and the other was in stable condition. The shootings occurred Monday afternoon outside Harwell Middle School near Edinburg in South Texas.

Trevino says the school is in a heavily rural area, with two hunting pastures nearby.


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