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One person killed and two others hurt in shooting near the Victoria Grove Apartments Sunday morning

By Adam Seibel,


VICTORIA, Texas – One person is killed and two others are hurt in a shooting near the Victoria Grove Apartments Sunday morning.

The Victoria Police Department confirmed that on Sunday, January 15th, 2023, at 3:44 am, VPD received several 911 calls about numerous gunshots being heard from the area of The Grove Apartments, 4405 N. Navarro St.

Preliminary investigation revealed that three subjects had been shot while at the location. Two victims were transported by a private vehicle while Victoria Fire Department EMS transported another to an area hospital.

One victim, 39-year-old Julian Cruz, succumbed to his wounds. The two remaining victims, a 31-year-old male, and a 27-year-old female remain in hospital care.

VPD believes this to be an isolated incident, and the public is not in danger. No arrests have been made; however, Victoria Police Department detectives are following up on all leads.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200, where callers can remain anonymous.

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