Man hospitalized following shooting on Harlingen southside

Harlingen Police are investigating a Saturday night shooting just off Rangerville Road in the 2600 block of Knox Avenue.

The victim is identified as 27-year-old Ramiro Barron.

He was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition.

Police say the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. while the victim was in the street.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots fired just before seeing a light-colored pickup truck with a toolbox occpied by two men leaving the area.

Right now we're just going door to door. Crime scene is there doing their thing, taking photos. If anybody lives in the area who heard or saw something, I encourage them to call the Harlingen Police Department," said Harlingen Police Sgt. John Parrish.

One resident who Action 4 News spoke to, said gang activity is common in the area.

Police are not sure if the Saturday night shooting was gang-related.