Teen recovering after shooting near Alton

NEAR ALTON — Deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate a shooting that injured a 14-year-old girl, the sheriff’s office spokesman said Sunday.

Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, the teen’s mother called authorities after her 14-year-old daughter was shot in the abdomen, Sgt. Frank Medrano with the sheriff’s office said.

The shooting, which took place near 5 Mile Line and Western roads, has been classified as a deadly conduct investigation and the suspects identified are in custody and being interviewed, Medrano said via text message Sunday afternoon.

“ Deputies found individuals in the area target shooting, which is being looked into as a possible contributing factor,” Medrano said.

As of Sunday afternoon, Medrano said the 14-year-old girl, who has not been identified, is in stable condition and recovering.