Hidalgo Deputies Find Dead Body

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 6:26pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Hidalgo Sheriff Deputies arrived at the scene and found the victim's body in the driver's seat of his car shot at multiple times. The sheriff's department received the call around 4:30 a.m. According to Hidalgo County Sheriff, Lupe Treviño, the victim, a Hispanic male in his 30's was driving Southbound on FM 492 when another car pulled beside him and shot several rounds hitting the victim at least once in the upper torso.

“He lost control of the vehicle ended up in an agricultural field east of 492.”

Investigators say they don't have a motive for the shooting but the victim was recovering from a previous shooting. He was shot at about a month ago at a local bar.

“Apparently he had an ongoing feud of problem and that's going to be one of our lines of the investigation.”

Investigators have yet to find the shooter but they do have a description of the suspected getaway car. Witnesses say they saw a small, 2-door black car with a sunroof.

The victim has been identified but they are waiting to release his information until the family is notified.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, you are urged to call the Hidalgo Sheriff's Department at (956) 383-8114.

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