Man shoots ex-wife's new boyfriend, turns gun on himself

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A Rio Grande Valley man is fighting for his life after being shot by his girlfriend TMs ex-husband.

The shooting happened at a home just outside Edinburg city limits.

Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies reported that 55-year-old Jose Vega forced his way into his ex-wife TMs home.

Vega allegedly shot Juan Rivera in the head and hit his ex-wife with the gun.

Investigators said Vega went to his home on the 500 hundred block of Sugar Road in Pharr and tried to commit suicide by shooting himself.

Rivera remains listed in critical condition.

Vegas is listed in stable condition and will be charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon upon his release from the hospital.