Ex-husband shoots ex-wife's boyfriend then himself

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 9:55am

Two people are hospitalized after a man tries to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend.

Hidalgo County Sheriff officers responded to a shooting in rural Edinburg shortly after 8 p.m. last night. San Juanita Iris Aguirre says her ex-husband, Jose Orlando Vega, shot her boyfriend, Juan Rivera.

Deputies found Rivera with a gunshot wound to the head and he is in critical condition at this time.

Vega is in stable condition after self-inflicted gunshot wounds in his chest, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino stated, "When he is conscious and able to understand the proceedings, we will be arraigning him on two charges, the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by striking his former wife on the head, probably with the gun I believe, and then of course we have the attempted murder."

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