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Man identified in fatal drive-by shooting

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 20:22:04-04

Tucson Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Tucson's east side.

The shooting occurred outside a home near Pantano and 22nd, said Sgt. Pete Dugan with TPD.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located two men bleeding heaving with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Both were transported to a local area hospital.

Dugan says 51-year-old Jesus Castro died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Castro's son was the second victim transported. He is in stable condition but is still at the hospital.

A third man, Castro's other son, was also at the scene but had no injuries.

Police say Castro was sitting in his truck and talking to both of his sons, who were standing in the front yard.

While they were having a conversation a car pulled up next to Castro's truck, opened fire, and then sped away from the scene.

Investigators say it appears the victims were specifically targeted, not random. The Tucson Police Gang Unit is further investigating the incident, but say it does not appear to be gang-related.

There are no suspects in custody at this time. If you have any information call 88-CRIME.

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