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Gang-related shooting leaves San Juan man hospitalized

Armando Jesus Ortiz is wanted // San Juan PD

Authorities are looking for Armando Jesus Ortiz, the suspect in a gang-related shooting that left a San Juan man hospitalized after a bad drug deal.

It all happened near Sam Houston Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Road around 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez confirmed that the shooting was gang-related.

Authorities told Action 4 that the incident came from a drug deal gone wrong.

One man was hospitalized while the gunman fled the scene.

Investigators believe the suspect may be seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound to his hand.

Police said Ortiz is armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information can contact San Juan Crime Stoppers at (956) 283-8477.

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