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Sheriff: 2 dead after shooting at illegal gambling establishment in rural Edinburg

Two aggravated robbery suspects were shot and killed by a security guard at an illegal gambling establishment in rural Edinburg, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said via Twitter Saturday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Two aggravated robbery suspects were shot and killed by a security guard at an illegal gambling establishment in rural Edinburg early Saturday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said via Twitter.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 2:35 a.m. in regards to shots fired at 1328 South Alamo Road.

Deputies say when they responded, though, people at the illegal gambling establishment had already fled the scene.

Deputies believe three suspects intended to rob the establishment. Details about the shooting weren't immediately available.

The deceased suspects were described as two Hispanic males. Deputies say the men will be identified pending notification of next of kin.

The security guard--who has not been identified-- is certified, according to Guerra.

Investigators continue to search for a third suspect who fled the scene on foot, Guerra said.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the ongoing investigation to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-8477.

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