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Suspect identified in Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival shooting

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Pueblo Police Department identified a suspect involved in the shooting at the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival.

Saturday, September 25, officers responded to the 100 block of S. Union Ave. on reports of a shooting during the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival. According to our news affiliate the Pueblo Chieftain, the incident happened near Angelo's Pizza Parlor.

At the scene, officers found one man who had been hit by gunfire. Officers shut down the festival.

According to police, the initial investigation revealed a disturbance between two men happened. That's when one of the men shot multiple times at the other. The suspect was not caught.

Sunday, PPD identified the suspect as 18-year-old Victor Villalobos. Police obtained an Attempted 1st Degree Murder arrest warrant for Villalobos.

The Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival released a statement regarding the incident:

We are saddened about the unfortunate events that transpired last night. Our hearts are with victim and everyone affected. The safety of our festival patrons is of the utmost priority. The Chile & Frijoles Festival has always been a community event that we want families to feel comfortable attending. We will continue to have security and Pueblo Police presence throughout the festival footprint as we plan to reopen today at 10am. Today’s festival events including Chili & Salsa Showdown, The dedication of Chile tribute to Rod Slyhoff and Jalapeno Eating contest will continue as planned. 

The Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jose Medina at (719) 320-6006. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719)-542-7867 or by clicking here. If your Crime Stoppers information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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          1. They’re ones that were found to have voted for Trump, which is why the recount deducted 99 votes from his total. So ask his supporters why duplicates were found.

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        1. Apparently murders were up 30% nationwide in 2020, the last year of Trump rule. That’s a more accurate measure of “shootings and killings and turmoil” than vocal protests.

          1. BTW, that’s according to an FBI report, and the story is now also published on this website. But we can’t blame Trump for all of it. The Covid pandemic has been the underlying cause of a lot of violent crimes, as evidenced in other parts of the world too. So trying to pin down an increase in shootings and killings and turmoil on either a particular political party or a particular President is absolute BS.

    1. Shooting is defined as the act or process of discharging a projectile from a weapon. There is no requirement that the projectile hit or kill or damage anyone or anything.

  1. I wonder if he is a criminal illegal alien, they need to look into his immigration status and get back to us. Biden that demented fraud puppet and the radical Marxist Democrats that now occupy our government are flooding America with millions of illegal immigrants, cartel and MS-13 members who are totally unknown. They are putting all Americans safety in jeopardy as the radical Marxist democrats attempt to destroy America.

      1. And they should report the political party they support. That would probably shut up a lot of Trump supporters.

          1. Correct. Democrats are the ones who are apparently far more in tune with social injustice than Republicans who would always rather do nothing about anything.

  2. Violent organizations like antifa and black lives matter, all democrats.everything Biden touches has gone to sh*t. He is a puppet who can only answer questions, prescreened, from pre-approved fraud reporters. Trump is gone, Biden eliminated his policies in the first 40 days. If you vote democrat, then YOU are the problem. Oh check out the boarder. What a disaster.

    1. One of the best things that President Biden did was to get rid of the Trump policies as soon as possible, before they had any more time to bring down out country further than they did.
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      You obviously won’t take the time to listen to President Biden or you would realize that he is able to speak sincerely about things that Trump even had trouble reading about. Any time Trump had to follow a script, to avoid him getting lost in his speeches, he couldn’t understand the punctuation. And like you he couldn’t spell either.

  3. Oh boo hoo! smug and superior, typical democrat. Can’t see that Biden is a disaster, thinks that Biden is really calling the shots. Empty shell.

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