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HCSO investigating aggravated assault at illegal gambling operation

November 25, 2017 GMT

EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated robbery of an illegal gambling establishment that occurred early Saturday morning and left two individuals dead.

Officers received a report of an aggravated robbery at 1328 S Alamo Road at 2:34 a.m., said Jena Palacios Pacheco, HCSO spokeswoman.

A security guard hired by the establishment reported fatally shooting two suspects who approached him and a third suspect fled on foot.

HCSO investigators are currently looking for the third person.

The identity of the two victims has not been released as investigators are in the process of notifying next-of-kin.

msmith@themonitor.com