Tragic Shooting at Texas Chick-fil-A Claims Two Lives, Suspect Arrested

Tragic Shooting at Texas Chick-fil-A Claims Two Lives, Suspect Arrested

Two employees tragically killed in a shooting at a Chick-fil-A in Irving, Texas. Suspect Oved Bernardo Mendoza Argueta, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, has been arrested on charges of capital murder.

Texas, Bollywood Fever: A devastating shooting incident at a Chick-fil-A in Irving, Texas, has resulted in the tragic deaths of two employees, confirmed by the restaurant’s owner-operator.

“Our hearts are shattered by the events that unfolded inside our restaurant on Wednesday. We deeply mourn the loss of our two Team Members,” the owner stated in a heartfelt message.

The suspect, identified as Oved Bernardo Mendoza Argueta, a 37-year-old citizen of El Salvador, has been apprehended and charged with capital murder of multiple persons in connection with the shooting at the Chick-fil-A located on North MacArthur Boulevard.

“We can confirm that the suspect was taken into custody early this morning,” a spokesperson for the Irving Police Department informed Fox News Digital. Mendoza Argueta is also subject to an immigration detainer by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Tragic Shooting at Texas Chick-fil-A Claims Two Lives, Suspect Arrested

Authorities responded to the shooting around 3:40 p.m., and an arrest warrant revealed that one victim was identified as Patricia Portillo. The document noted that Mendoza Argueta was identified by a witness, who is a Chick-fil-A employee and the spouse of another witness.

The identity of the second victim has been withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

During the search for the suspect, police released Mendoza Argueta’s photograph and details of the vehicle he was last seen driving, aiding in his apprehension.

Investigators believe the shooting was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence, emphasizing ongoing efforts to support the victims’ families and provide closure.

The community and Chick-fil-A staff are receiving support from law enforcement and local authorities as they navigate through this tragic event and its aftermath.

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