Jan 7, 2011 3:57 AM by David Ortiviz
Pueblo police have identified the three men shot on Pueblo's northside Thursday night. According to Sgt. Eric Bravo, 18 year-old Marco Morales died after suffering gun shot wounds to the head. 18 year-old David Lucero is stable right now, and a 17 year-old is in critical but stable condition after suffering gun shot wounds to the chest.
The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m Thursday in a field near Outlook Blvd. and Buchanan Dr. on Pueblo's northside. Officers say three men were shot inside a car. All three were taken to Parkview Medical Center. Morales was pronounced dead at the hospital. Lucero was able to leave the car and run for help.
Shortly after the shooting police took a man into custody for questioning. The man was seen running from the area. However, police say the man is no longer a suspect. "He was not connected to the shooting," said Sgt. Bravo. "He was in the area. He had some sort of mental condition and ran from police," he added.
Police say they believe the shooting was a drug deal gone bad. They are still searching for suspects.