Illegal immigrant bail out at WalMart in Palmhurst

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Authorities are searching for a group of illegal immigrants after they allegedly bailed out of a car next to a crowded shopping center.

It all happened at the WalMart off Conway Avenue and Mile 3 North in Palmhurst just after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the incident.

It started with a chase where several people believed to be undocumented immigrants bailed out of the car.

The group was last seen jumping over a nearby fence and fleeing the scene.

Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies and a DPS helicopter were both called to the area.

The store did not appear to be shut down or affected by the incident.

An inquiry to store management was directed to WalMart TMs corporate office in Arkansas.