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UPDATE: Man arrested for murder charges after first homicide of the year

The incident happened on Monday at the 4700 block of Sunrise Ct at around 11 p.m.
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 9:18 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 5:11 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Twelve days into the year and police report the first local murder of 2021.

Monday night in a south Laredo neighborhood, a shooting ended in the death of a young man.

We now learn from a family member that the victim’s name was Juan Carlos Iruegas.

Two years ago, police were called to this street for another shooting that also involved a young man. However, it’s unknown at this time if both cases were connected.

But for this case, according to family members of the young man, he was 21 years old at the time of the incident.

Police were called by a home at the 4700 block of Sunrise CT at around 11:20 p.m. on Monday and they say the shooting happened at the end of the block on the street, and not inside the home.

The morning after the incident, the street was closed off as investigators were actively surrounding the scene for any clues.

They started off circling the scene, and making their way onto the neighborhood as they looked for any evidence that could lead to more answers.

There were several bullet casings laid around in the street.

According to one witness, they did not see the shooting but they did see several officers were around the area.

Another neighbor said they heard several pops that sounded like fireworks while others say they did hear the shots fired, and say they heard 7 to 8 shoots.

The investigation continues in this case

We’ll continue to update you on this case as more information becomes available.

21-year-old Juan Carlos Iruegas
21-year-old Juan Carlos Iruegas(KGNS)

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