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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017. 10:58 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:Yesterday evening around 6:40 p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw 21-year-old Jason Cortez  with multiple gunshot wounds to the body (chest, abdomen, back and buttocks).

Investigations revealed that Cortez was walking on Western Avenue at around 6:25 p.m., when he was approached by a lone perpetrator who fired several shots at him causing his fatal injuries.

Cortez was rushed to the KHMH but succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at 6:44 p.m.

One person has been detained for questioning as investigations continue.

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