Teen killed, woman critical after rural Edinburg shooting

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One teenager is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a shooting erupted in the 7200 block of Iowa Road early Saturday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said via social media.

Guerra said via Twitter/X that deputies responded to the rural Edinburg location at around 3:39 a.m. after receiving a call about shots being fired in the area. The sheriff’s office later said in a news release that there had been a “disturbance on the roadway” prior to the shooting.

Witnesses told deputies that two people were shot and taken to a local hospital.

A 16-year-old boy died as a result of gunshot wounds, and a 21-year-old woman was also shot and remains in critical condition.

The victims’ identities have not been released yet and the investigation remains ongoing.

“Major Crimes Investigators responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Specialist,” the sheriff’s office said in the release. “Investigators are speaking to witnesses at the scene and collecting evidence.”
Anyone with information in the case can call the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114. To remain anonymous, call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 TIPS” app.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information from the sheriff’s office.