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1 dead, 3 including deputy wounded in East Texas shootings

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East Texas law enforcement was looking for Pablo Vito, wanted for killing a woman and wounding three other people. (KPRC via NBC News) East Texas law enforcement was looking for Pablo Vito, wanted for killing a woman and wounding three other people. (KPRC via NBC News)
Texas Rangers gather evidence at a veterinary clinic near Cleveland, Texas, after a fatal shooting. (KPRC via NBC News) Texas Rangers gather evidence at a veterinary clinic near Cleveland, Texas, after a fatal shooting. (KPRC via NBC News)

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) -- Police are searching for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff's deputy, during shootings in East Texas.

Authorities say that a woman was killed and two men injured Wednesday morning at a veterinary clinic east of Cleveland, a city of 8,000 people about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ken DeFoor says deputies pursued the suspect, Pablo Vito, along a local highway and then pulled off and exchanged gunfire. DeFoor says a deputy was shot in the throat and flown to a Houston hospital where he is in stable condition.

DeFoor says police are searching for Vito, who was driving a white 2004 Mercury. He did not provide the names of the deputy, woman or injured men.

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