Posted: Dec 12, 2012 3:34 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2012 3:49 PM
NORTH OF DONNA - Hidalgo County sheriff deputies are searching for a man kidnapped from his property north of Donna.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said investigators are analyzing evidence from the crime scene.
Investigators said Jose Luis Lopez was taken from his pickup truck in front of his mobile home on the corner of Canon and Joshua Street.
Lopez was sitting inside his truck just before midnight arguing with two men when shots rang out.
"There's evidence that shows ... Mr. Lopez was dragged from his vehicle into a van, most likely an Astro-type vehicle, and driven off. That's all the information we have on this," Trevino said.
"We have a lot of evidence that we recovered here at the crime scene, as far as evidence we will submit for ballistics, blood spatters and that sort of thing," Trevino said.
Trevino said Lopez is an illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record.
Anyone with information on the abduction or Lopez's whereabouts is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at 956-668-8477.