May 18, 2006

Shooting closes US-Mexico border crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A shooting at the world's
busiest land border crossing stopped traffic entering Mexico
from the United States for several hours on Thursday.

Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot and killed
a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post
linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

Television stations showed long traffic jams north of the
crossing, through which more than 17 million vehicles and 41
million people entered the United States last year.

The border crossing is also a major transit point for drug
traffickers and smugglers of immigrants.