Three people shot, one dies in Mercedes bar shooting

Three people shot, one dies in Mercedes bar shooting

POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:21pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 8:53am

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department is investigating a bar shooting of three people resulting in the death of one.

On Wednesday, July 24th around 11 p.m., deputies were dispatched to La Puerta Negra Bar, in rural Mercedes, in regards to multiple victims being shot.

Deputies arrived and observed three male victims, with gunshot wounds, and all they were transported to a local hospital, one of the victims, identified as Luis Fernando Lara, died of his injuries.

Investigators were able to identify a person of interest from interviewing witnesses at the scene, physical evidence and statements to issue a arrest warrant on the suspect.

Authorities are now searching for the suspect and continue to investigate the case.

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