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UPDATE: Stabbing reported outside carnival

Authorities were able to identify 17-year-old Horacio Hinojosa Junior as the individual suspected of carrying out the stabbing.
Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 1:03 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 16, 2021 at 5:34 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - UPDATE: Laredo police confirm a stabbing took place on the opening day of the carnival’s arrival to town.

On Friday, authorities were able to identify 17-year-old Horacio Hinojosa Junior as the individual suspected of carrying out the stabbing.

The victim, a 15-year-old, is currently recovering at a local hospital from the assault.

Investigators working the case received helped from the suspect’s parents in tracking him down.

“They did speak to this young man’s parents who did cooperate with the investigators on this particular case,” said Investigator Joe Baeza. “They were able to locate him and they personally drove him here to headquarters to speak with investigators early this morning.”

Police say that the stabbing happened because of “jealousies.”

They believe this was an isolated incident between the two individuals.

Hinojosa was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily harm with a knife, which is a felony two.

He was taken to Webb County Jail.

Below is the original text to this story:

An alleged stabbing was reported at the Spring Fling Carnival on Thursday night.

The carnival organizer confirmed that there were reports of a stabbing in the area.

KGNS News reached out to the Laredo Police Department who confirmed that an under-aged man sustained cuts to his torso area but was believed to be conscious.

No word on if any suspects were arrested at this time.

Organizers have confirmed that the carnival is not canceled.

Thursday marks the first day of the Spring Fling Carnival which is taking place at the Sames Auto Arena parking lot.

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