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UPDATE: EPCSO says One dead, two injured after Sunday morning shooting in Horizon; Juvenile arrested

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials say that while the incident at the 300 block of Canyon Vista Drive in Horizon City, remains an active investigation, they have released limited details.

EPCSO officials announced Thursday evening that 18-year-old Samuel Vasquez Jr. died. Additionally, an 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old juvenile male were also injured as a result of the incident.

Officials added that an as of yet unidentified juvenile male has been taken into custody for Criminal Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault.

Further charges are expected as the investigation continues.


Horizon PD, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department respond to call of ‘shots fired’ Sunday Morning

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department (EPCSO) are investigating a shots fired call early Sunday morning in Horizon City.

According to a news release from EPCSO, shortly before 2 a.m. on June 13, 2021, the Horizon City Police Department requested assistance from the department in reference to a shots fired call at 300 block of Canyon Vista Drive in Horizon City; a neighborhood directly behind the new Walmart.

“Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene and assisted the Horizon City Police Department,” EPCSO officials shared. “The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit was requested and the scene was turned over to Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.”

EPCSO officials add that the incident is still under active investigation and details will be released as soon as they become available.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update as soon as information is release.