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Man charged in rural Mission murder investigation

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office arrested another suspect in connection with a murder investigation in rural Mission. 

Ricardo Mata, 31, was arrested by Hidalgo County deputies on Sunday and charged with murder and attempted capital murder, according to a news release from HCSO.

Bond was set at $200,000.  

Mata and 21-year-old Jose Victora Jr, are accused of gunning down 21-year-old Leonardo Veliz at a Stripes gas station last month. 

Authorities are still looking for 27-year-old Obed Peña in connection with the shooting. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at 956-668-8477.

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