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Yoakum shooting sends two men to hospital

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
March 27, 2011 at 9:02 p.m.
Updated March 26, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.


YOAKUM - Two Yoakum men were sent to the hospital with gunshot injuries Saturday night after leaving Fat Albert's BBQ and Ice House on Irvine Street.

Josh Longoria, 20, and Jason Rosales, 25, were both involved in the shooting, though details surrounding the incident were unclear Sunday. No suspects were in custody, and police would not comment on any leads.

Yoakum police investigator Lee Campbell said the two men were inside Fat Albert's Saturday night, and the shooting occurred near the business sometime before midnight.

"They were in Fat Albert's, but the shooting didn't happen on that property," Campbell said Sunday.

Yoakum police, Lavaca County Sheriff Department and the Department of Public Safety responded to the emergency call before midnight Saturday, and the two men were transported to Yoakum Community Hospital. They were then sent to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Campbell said. Hospital officials confirmed Rosales was there but would not comment on his condition.

A cousin, who asked not to be identified because of threats, said Jason Rosales, was being treated in the San Antonio hospital for gunshot-related wounds.

"He had surgery today, but they say he's doing good," she said.

The relative said she did not know when her cousin would be released from the hospital.

Longoria, who is an apparent friend of her cousin, was treated and released, the relative said.

"We're not sure exactly what happened. They're not the type to get in trouble," she said.

Campbell said the Yoakum police chief would release more information about the case Monday.

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