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Two 16-year-old boys arrested in fatal shooting in 2700 block of Guadalupe

The suspects were found when police went back to further investigate the death on Tuesday.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two 16-year-old boys were arrested and face murder charges after a man was killed Sunday in the 2700 block of Guadalupe.

Witnesses dropping the shooting victim off at a local hospital at 4:11 a.m. Sunday told officers the 23-year-old man, identified at Erasmo Avila, was hit after a vehicle had circled the block in the West Side neighborhood a couple of times and then fired, a Corpus Christi Police Department report states.

When officers went to the scene, they found several casings, along with a handgun. 

The 23-year-old was taken into surgery, but later died from his injuries.

When officers went to further investigate the shooting Monday, they found three young men at the scene.

They boys ran, and police said they chased and caught up with the boys, but only two of them were arrested. The third will not face charges after more evidence was found at the scene.

Digital director Ana Tamez contributed to this story.

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