HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – Two teenagers have been arrested regarding shooting incidents in Hobbs Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Police say 19-year-old Ashley Aguilar was driving a gold minivan that was seen by witnesses with 18-year-old Xavier Flores inside. Those witnesses say a black Mustang drove up with two males inside, after an exchange of words they say shots were fired between the two vehicles. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

At the time witnesses identified 18-year-old Uzielle Aranda as a shooter in the incident. Police say after he cooperated with investigators, they were able to confirm he was not part of the incident and misidentified by a witness at the scene.


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Police caught up with Aguilar and Flores about an hour after the shooting. Police say two juveniles were also with them, and the juveniles were charged with concealing their identity and released to their guardians. Police say they believe the two groups were also involved in other shots fired calls in Hobbs that night.