Elsa Police Searching for Man Involved in 2 Incidents

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ELSA – Authorities are searching for a man involved with an overnight shooting in Elsa.

Elsa Police Chief Primitivo Rodriguez said they were called out for two separate incidents at the Walmart on FM 88, both involving the same man.

Rodriguez said police received a call around 12:30 Tuesday morning, an individual reported a man shooting a rifle outside the Walmart. He said when police arrived they were unable to find the male suspect.

He said right now investigators are working with the store to obtain surveillance video.

“A few minutes later, when the officer was making contact with that first party, then the other subject was still in the area and kidnapped two people, holding them with a rifle and told them to drive north here in town,” Rodriguez said.

The people in the car managed to get away safely. The chief said the gun may have been an airsoft rifle. Police were unable to find bullet casings at the scene.

Police are currently looking for a Hispanic man, believed to be in his mid to late 20’s, wearing white basketball shorts and a colored t-shirt.

Rodriguez said the man could now be facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.

Police ask anyone with information about the incidents to contact Elsa police at (956) 262-4721.

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