Seven people wanted for assault at 3-year-old’s funeral in Elsa

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Fight at funeral in Elsa (source: Elsa Police Department)

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to show that the seven people were issued arrest warrants and have not yet been arrested.

ELSA, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Elsa Police Department has issued arrest warrants for seven people after a fight broke out at the funeral for a child that police say shot himself in Elsa.

On Thursday, the Elsa Police Department responded to the Salinas Funeral Home in Elsa in reference to a disturbance that occurred for the funeral of a three-year-old boy who died from a gunshot wound on Oct. 18.

Video surveillance released by police shows several people taking part in a fight.

After reviewing footage, police issued arrest warrants for Anthony Duenez, 23, Blake Solis, 28, Gon Anna Vargas, 49, Janay Vargas, 30, Jenna Anna Marie Kayla Duenez, 26, Salvador Duenez, 25, and Emilio Oviedo, 37 for assault causing bodily injury.

Anthony Duenez, Blake Solis, Gon Anna Vargas, Jenna Duenez, Emilio Oviedo, Janay Vargas, and Salvador Duenez are wanted by Elsa Police (source: Elsa Police Department)

The three-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted on Oct. 18, according to police. The gun belonged to an adult family member.

Police issued a warrant for the boy’s father, Salvador Duenez, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Salvador turned himself in on Thursday. A warrant was also issued for him after the fight the same day after posting bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Elsa Police Department at 956-262-4721.

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