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Authorities identify man killed in Weslaco shooting

(Source: KGBT Photo)

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim who died in a shooting in Weslaco on Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as Jesus Hinojosa, 22. Authorities said Hinojosa died of apparent gunshot wounds.

The shooting happened on Mile 15 North and FM 88 in Weslaco.

Another person, who was also shot, is currently in stable condition. That person’s name has not been released.

Authorities believe the shooting was a result of a botched drug deal.

Deputies are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting. We’re told the suspect is believed to be driving a blue older model Ford Explorer seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-8477.

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