Deputies search canal for weapon in Lopezville gang murder

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Authorities are searching a canal for the weapon used in a Lopezville murder that investigators believed was fueled by gang rivalries.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies confirm that 32-year-old Pablo Torres, Jr. was the man killed in the early Sunday morning shooting.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Torres is a confirmed member of the Tri-City Bombers gang.

Deputies said the deadly shooting was the result of a rivalry between the Tri-City Bombers and Chicano gang.

Neighbors said Torres leaves behind a wife, three daughters and two sons.

Deputies are searching for the gun used to kill Torres in a canal east of I Road between Nolana Avenue and Minnesota Road.

Three men have been arrested in connection to the murder and are expected to be arraigned at 2 p.m. Monday.