December 16, 2011
Edinburg, Texas – On Monday, Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies arrested an illegal alien after a shooting at Betty Harwell Middle School left two students injured.
According to Sheriff Lupe Treviño, stray bullets hit two teenage boys who were attending tryouts for the school’s basketball team. The suspect was discovered in the woods just north of the school, reportedly armed with an AR-15 assault rifle.
The man is alleged to have been illegally hunting on private lands.
The suspect, who has only been identified as an illegal alien has been charged with poaching, trespassing and illegal use of a firearm, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
More charges could be forthcoming.
It is not yet known how the man aqquired the weapon.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the victims (ages 13 and 14) remained in stable condition.