Peitas driveby shooting suspects identified
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:27:49 GMT —
Authorities have identified two suspects in a driveby shooting in Peitas that a left a teenager in critical condition.
Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies said gang members Daniel Nordhausen and Enrique R. Cervantes are facing attempted capital murder charges for the attack.
Investigators told Action 4 News that the shooting took place at a duplex off FM 2221 and around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies said two adults and three juvenile males were inside the a car when they got into an argument with Nordhausen and Cervantes.
The two men allegedly responded with guns and shot at the car as they tried to flee.
A 15-year-old was shot during the incident. Investigators told Action 4 News that the teen is in critical condition in a local hospital.
A motive was not released but deputies said Nordhausen is a member of the Most Wanted gang while Cervantes is reportedly in the Norteo gang.
Deputies said both men remain at large and are to be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-TIPS.