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RPD identifies victim of fatal drive-by shooting; Police seek public’s help in homicide investigation

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Tess Jauregui, of Roswell, was identified as the victim of the drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday night in the 1200 block of West Hobbs Street. Pictured right is the area of West Hobbs lined surrounded with police tape Thursday morning.

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The Roswell Police Department has identified the victim of a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in southwest Roswell as 33-year-old Tess Jauregui.

According to a news release by the RPD’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, the shooting that occurred at Sunrise Mobile Home Park at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of West Hobbs Street left Jauregui, a local Roswell woman, dead inside her home.

Wildermuth said investigators are trying to identify a potential suspect or suspects in the incident and are asking the public for any information related to the shooting.

“Multiple gunshots were fired during the incident, and the shots struck two mobile homes,” Wildermuth said. “At least one of the shots reached the inside of one of the homes, striking Tess Jauregui.”

Wildermuth said a short time later, it was determined by medics that Jauregui was deceased at the scene.

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“There were other people inside the home with Jauregui, as well as people inside the nearby home that was also struck by the gunfire, but none of those people were injured,” he said. “This is an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with potential information regarding this case is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 888-594-8477.”

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