HOUSTON, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- A police helicopter opened fire at a vehicle crammed with suspected illegal immigrants in Texas Thursday, killing 2 people and injuring another.
The incident took place near the Mexican border, about 112 km northwest of the southernmost Texas city of Brownsville, ABC News reported.
Katherine Cesinger, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), said a DPS aircraft was called in to help after a state game warden tried and failed to stop the vehicle Thursday afternoon.
A sharpshooter aboard the helicopter opened fire on the vehicle, killing two in the vehicle. Another one was injured and six others were arrested, she said.
Calling the shooting "an enforcement action," Cesinger said an investigation was underway.