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Early Morning Shooting Leaves Two Hospitalized

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FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT -

Occurred on 8/21/12, 02:48 a.m.  Aggravated Assault      5638 Weber

Officer R. Vasquez was patrolling the area when he heard several shots being fired.  He found a large crowd in the parking lot of the Texas Star surrounding the victim who appeared to have shot in the chest.  Several vehicles were also seen speeding away. The 21-year-old victim was rushed to Spohn Memorial by CCFD Emergency Personnel.

While conducting the preliminary investigation, Officers were advised of a walk-in shooting victim at Spohn South.  The 21-year-old had also been at the Texas Star and suffered a gunshot to the abdomen.

Further investigation revealed several women began to admire a customer's vehicle when he stopped to gas up.  Several of the males became offended and an altercation ensued with the driver.  During the disagreement, the driver drew a firearm and shot at the men, striking two of the men.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 6' feet tall and weighing 230 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.  He fled in a silver 2011 or 2012 Dodge Challenger.

As of this posting, the victims are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The investigation is ongoing and will be conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau.

 Anyone with any information on this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com.  Tips that lead to the arrest of suspect are eligible for cash rewards.

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