Update: Weekend shooting -Two men rushed to hospital are now in stable condition

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal
Sheriff Romeo Ramirez and his investigators inspected a vehicle on County Road 303 after two men were shot. Sheriff Ramirez said the vehicle was occupied by the victims. The victims crashed the vehicle and received assistance from nearby residents.

SAN DIEGO - Investigators have issued two aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrants for a suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred on County Road 303, west of San Diego, that sent two men to the hospital, said Captain Matilda Almanza, with the Duval County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is expected to turn himself in today, Aug. 31. The suspect was named by the victims and several witnesses.

Deputies were called around 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 that two men, whose names have not been officially released, had been shot multiple times by a .22 caliber weapon, Almanza said.

The victims were taken, by a friend or relative, to the San Diego Fire Department, for medical attention, and then transported to a hospital in Alice.

According to Almanza, both men were taken to a Corpus Christi hospital via Halo Flight. One of the victims has since been released and the other is in stable condition.

Investigators responded to the San Diego Fire Department where they found the shooting victims getting medical assistance from volunteer firefighters. According to sources, the victims were driven to the fire station by a friend or a relative.