Skip to comments.Gang-related shooting leaves man, pony dead in ‘Little Mexico'
Posted on 06/05/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Investigators continue to search for a suspected gang member who killed a man and a pony and left another man in critical condition Monday night.
A 25-year-old man who witnessed the gang-related shooting in the Little Mexico area spoke to a Monitor reporter Tuesday morning.
The witness, who declined to reveal his identity, said he was talking with his neighbor Esteban Rangel, 29, outside Rangels home about 9:30 p.m. Monday, when a Ford Ranger pulled into the homes gated entrance.
The witness stayed behind while Rangel and two of his friends walked up to the driver, he said. Both parties spoke for about three minutes before a barrage of gunfire erupted from the vehicle.
I panicked and I hid behind a car that was right next to me, the witness said. I just saw a lot of bullets flying by.
He and others later counted 17 or 18 spent casings at the scene.
Hidalgo County sheriffs investigators, however, believe some of those casings may have come from one of the victims of the shooting. Officers found two different types scattered along the 300 block of Rancho Blanco Road and there was only one person inside the truck, Cmdr. John Montemayor said. He declined to reveal the handguns calibers.
Rangel, a Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang member, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, he said. A second TCB member, whom authorities are not identifying, also suffered several other gunshot wounds, but remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Tuesday.
A pony at Rangels home that took a shot to the leg died, as well.
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That's some mighty sharp eyesight.
Nobody likes Bronies
Well, the pony is in a better place now.......
I'm sure the shooter would say the same.
So, it must be a black Hispanic pony then.
“The witness, who declined to reveal his identity...”
Lemme guess....Illegal Alien?
Would not be surprised the only one involved in all this that was legal to be here was the pony.
This gangland, Mexican justice nonsense isn’t just happening in USA towns along the border...
Just another day in Mexico Norte!
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Suspect identified in fatal drive by shooting in Little Mexico
Authorities have identified a suspect in a fatal drive by shooting that took place in the Little Mexico neighborhood just south of Alamo.
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies told Action 4 News they they believe 39-year-old Noe Cuellar, Sr. is one of the gunmen.
Witnesses told deputies that a Ford Ranger pickup truck was seen driving by the house and opening fire killing 29-year-old Estevan Rangel and injuring another person.
Rangel’s mother Maria Maldonado told Action 4 News she was inside of her home watching television when shots rang out.
Investigators told Action 4 News that Rangel was a member of TCB gang and that witnesses identified Cuellar as one of the supsects.
Cuellar faces murder and attempted capital murder charges.