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Authorities Investigate East Texas Fatal Shooting

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    An East Texas shooting has left one person dead.

    The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night received a call about gunfire just outside of the town of Ben Wheeler.

    KLTV-TV reports neighbors say they heard some sort of confrontation before shots were fired.

    Deputies were on the scene for several hours early Thursday searching a car and a nearby home.

    The sheriff's office did not immediately provide additional details Thursday.

    Ben Wheeler is a town of about 500, located 65 miles southeast of Dallas.