Suspect identified in fatal drive by shooting in Little Mexico

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Authorities have identified a suspect in a fatal drive by shooting that took place in the Little Mexico neighborhood just south of Alamo.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies told Action 4 News they they believe 39-year-old Noe Cuellar, Sr. is one of the gunmen.

Witnesses told deputies that a Ford Ranger pickup truck was seen driving by the house and opening fire killing 29-year-old Estevan Rangel and injuring another person.

Rangel's mother Maria Maldonado told Action 4 News she was inside of her home watching television when shots rang out.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Rangel was a member of TCB gang and that witnesses identified Cuellar as one of the supsects.

Cuellar faces murder and attempted capital murder charges.

Court records show that Cuellar has a criminal history that includes burglary, marijuana, DWI, evading arrest and aggravated assault going back to 1993.

Anyone with information about Cuellar's whereabouts is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS.