Weslaco police respond to early morning shooting

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Photo Courtesy: Eric Hernandez

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information of the incident.

Weslaco, Texas (KVEO)—The Weslaco Police Department has confirmed that they responded to shots fired at a restaurant early Monday morning.

According to Eric Hernandez, a spokesperson for the department, police responded to the incident at around 1:34 a.m. a.m. at Sr Mostacho, located at 2307 West Expressway 83.

Officers arrived at 1:36 a.m. and were directed by witnesses to the suspect’s vehicle. A total off three people were arrested and two handguns were recovered from the scene.

Jose Juan Espinoza, 22, Juan Alberto Lopez 22, and Hayla Lee Escalante 19, were arrested and charged with deadly conduct.

Several law enforcement entities were at the scene, including Hidalgo County Sheriff and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) deputies.

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