An Hispanic man was shot from a vehicle at the door of a polling place in the Texas town of San Juan on Tuesday during the state's primary election, police confirmed to Efe.

The man was working for the Democratic Party and at the time he was wounded was carrying a campaign sign for a candidate aspiring to win election to a police post in San Juan, witnesses told the local daily The Monitor.

The 55-year-old man, who was one of several workers being paid to carry signs for candidate Hector "Jojo" Mendez, was struck by one bullet in the leg and taken to the hospital from the polling place, which is the local police station and fire department building.

The wounded man evidently is not in any mortal danger. EFE