Second suspect wanted for Mission murder

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Obed Pena

MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is searching for another suspect of a fatal shooting.

HCSO identified 27-year-old Obed Pena as a second suspect of a murder that took place last week in Mission.

Deputies responded to a disturbance of gunshots being fired North of the 6 Mile Line on Bentsen Palm Drive on Thursday.

Officials then received a call from a second location, where a resident reported two men bleeding inside their vehicle. The resident drove the victims to the hospital.

One of the victims died at the hospital and was later identified as 22-year old Leonardo Veliz. The second victim has only been identified as a 21-year-old and is in stable condition at a local hospital, according to HCSO.


A warrant was issued for Pena’s arrest for first-degree murder and second-degree criminal attempt murder.

The man is known to drive a gray four-door Dodge truck and should be considered armed and dangerous.

On Saturday, the first suspect Jose Maria Victoria was arrested on the charges of first-degree murder.

Three others were also arrested for tampering with evidence: Rolando Tovar Sanchez, 21, Angel Mata, 18, and Jonathan Mora, 19.

Anybody with information is urged to contact the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114.

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