Shootout between 2 men on rural Central Texas road leaves 1 dead

State & Regional

MARLIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man died and his neighbor was wounded when the two exchanged gunfire after arguing while riding all-terrain vehicles on a rural road in Central Texas.

Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the shootout happened Sunday afternoon. Scaman said 59-year-old Roger Ross died after being shot multiple times in the lower portion of his body. Ross’ neighbor, a 55-year-old man who wasn’t identified, was hospitalized after being shot multiple times in his upper body.

Scaman says Ross’ wife was riding with her husband when the argument between the two men began. She ran when the shooting started and called emergency responders.

Scaman says the men were in the middle of the road when they exchanged gunfire.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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