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Hebbronville 13-year-old boy recovering from surgery after being shot in a car

A Hebbronville ISD official tells 3NEWS the boy's vital signs are stable Wednesday evening.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 13-year-old boy's vital signs are stable, and he is recovering from surgery after being shot in the back Tuesday afternoon, according to Hebbronville ISD officials.

Jonovan Moore was arrested in Hebbronville on Tuesday afternoon, accused of opening fire into a car and shooting the 13-year-old in the back, Jim Hogg County Sheriff Alarcon told 3NEWS.

A 911 call came into dispatch around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday about a shooting on the 600 block of E. Harald Street. Officers arrived to find the 13-year-old with a gunshot wound to his back, Alarcon said. The boy was in a car with four others when 17-year-old Moore reportedly opened fire into the car, hitting the 13-year-old, according to Alarcon. The other occupants were not injured. 

The younger teen was taken to a hospital in Laredo. His identity is not being released because he is a minor.

Moore was arrested just after 4 p.m. and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, injury to a child and tampering with evidence, Alarcon said. 

The motive is unknown and the crime is still under investigation. Texas DPS is assisting Jim Hogg County officials with the investigation.

Digital director Ana Tamez contributed to this story.

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