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August 21st, 2016
San Marcos police investigating shooting on Linda Lane


An 18-year-old San Marcos man is being treated in the hospital after a shooting in the 500 block of Linda Lane.

San Marcos police received a call around 11 p.m. Saturday requesting help for a man who had been shot in the head at the Townwood Apartments.  

According to witnesses, Jose Tarango asked his friends to drive him to the Townwood Apartments to visit a friend.  His friends dropped him off and as they were leaving heard gunshots. They found him injured on the first floor of the apartment complex breezeway.

His friends put him in the car and drove him to the McDonalds restaurant on Hopkins Street. Once emergency crews arrived Tarango was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin in critical condition.

The shooters are described as a short, Hispanic man and a taller, African-American man, both wearing grey hoodies and ski masks. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call San Marcos police Det. Dave Campbell at 512-753-2312.

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3 thoughts on “San Marcos police investigating shooting on Linda Lane

  1. Terrible thing to happen to anyone.

    One question keeps rolling around in my head – Why didn’t those genius friends of his keep driving to the HOSPITAL?! Instead they parked at McD’s and waited. In the 5 or so minutes it takes first responders to get there – they could already have been at the ER.

    • Maybe they were panicking. Maybe they didn’t know where the hospital was.

  2. Praying for this young man and his family. I worked with this young man. Good person I hope and pray he recovers.

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