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2 Killed in Border Shooting

January 28, 1988

Two men were shot to death Wednesday night, and a third was critically injured in a shooting involving members of the San Diego Police Department's Border Crime Prevention Unit.

The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. in a remote canyon near the border, according to a spokesman for the San Diego Fire Department.

The men were carrying fake guns, a source said.

The Police Department released little information about the incident but confirmed that it involved members of the border crime unit. No officers were hurt in the shooting, according to Sgt. Robert Dare.

The injured man was flown by Life Flight to Mercy Hospital, where he was in critical condition with gunshot wounds in the lower half of his body, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital. The man's identity was unknown, but he was a Latino in his 20s, the spokeswoman said.

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