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Two arrested in connection to deadly shooting at Mission Plaza

19-year-old Isaac Garcia was shot and killed outside of the Mission Plaza Shopping Center on Monday.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting at a local shopping center that left a teen dead, Sr. Ofc. Gena Pena with the Corpus Christi Police Department said. 

On Monday, police were able to secure an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Benjamin Peña and 18-year-old Devin Peña. 

Both have a bond set for $500,000, according to CCPD.

Nueces County Chief Medical Investigator Hugo Stimmler confirmed to 3NEWS the that 19-year-old Isaac Garcia was killed after he was shot outside of the Mission Plaza Shopping Center. Police responded to the area for reports of people shooting at each other.

When they arrived, no one was there, but a local hospital reported treating Garcia shortly after.

Hospital staff attempted to treat Garcia, but he died of his injuries.

Sr. Ofc. Travis Pace said police don't believe this was a random shooting.

"Apparently these individuals had some knowledge of each other," he said. "They knew each other in some form or fashion."

Detectives and officers are continuing to investigate the shooting death, and ask that anyone who has information call them at (361) 886-2600 or to call Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS.

Sr. digital content producer Haley Williams contributed to this story. 

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