UPDATE: Police identify person killed in drive-by shooting near - Tucson News Now

UPDATE: Police identify person killed in drive-by shooting near 22nd, Pantano

Tucson police investigating a drive by shooting that has left one dead and one wounded. (Source: Tucson News Now) Tucson police investigating a drive by shooting that has left one dead and one wounded. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department and Tucson Police Gang Unit are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred on the east side near 22nd Street and Pantano on Friday.

At around 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 8100 block of East 20th Street for reports of a drive-by shooting, TPD said.

When officers arrived they located three men in front of the residence. TPD said two men had obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The third man was not injured, TPD said.

Officers began rendering first aid to the men until paramedics arrived at the scene. The two men were transported to the hospital, TPD said.

TPD said one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

He was identified as 51-year-old Jesus Castro. 

The second victim, Castro’s son, sustained serious injuries and is currently in stable condition at the hospital, TPD said.

Investigators said that Castro was sitting in his truck on East 20th Street, speaking to his two sons that were standing in the front yard. During their conversation, a vehicle pulled up next to Castro’s truck, TPD said. Occupants inside of the vehicle opened fire on Castro and his sons with what appeared to be an assault rifle and a handgun.

The vehicle then sped away from the scene.

Investigators said the shooting was not random and that the suspects were targeting the victims. TPD said this incident does not appear to be gang related. The Gang Unit is responsible for investigating all drive-by related shootings, TPD said.

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME. They can remain anonymous.

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