MISSION — A teenager died Tuesday night in a McAllen hospital after he and another man were dropped off with gunshot wounds, police said.
Mission Police Chief Leo Longoria said Efrain Reyna, 17, of Mission was killed in the shooting at Glasscock and Trinity roads in The Cimarron neighborhood. Reyna was a student at Sharyland High School.
Jose Alfredo Cano, 23, was in stable condition Wednesday afternoon, Longoria said. He was brought to McAllen Medical Center in a white Toyota Tundra along with Reyna.
Tuesday night around 8:20 p.m., Longoria said police responded to a call about people fighting on the road with rounds being fired. Police later received calls that a truck and silver Mercedes SUV had fled the scene.
Mission police eventually came in contact with the SUV during a traffic stop and detained four people.
“We’ve linked one of them to the shooting,” Longoria said.
Longoria said police were still investigating the shooting to find a motive in the incident. The suspected linked to the shooting was expected to be arraigned on Thursday.
Sharyland Independent School District Superintendent Scott Owings issued a statement on Wednesday explaining that the counselors would initiate a grieving event for students.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a young life; our condolences go out to his family,” Owings said. “Unfortunately, we cannot control everything that goes on outside of school; but our parents and students should rest assured that we take seriously the safety of our students at school and take appropriate measures.”
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