Texas Rangers have identified the suspect and victims involved in a deadly shooting Wednesday night in Van Zandt County.

The shooting happened at a home on CR-4710 near FM 773.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Fernando Ruiz, 35, of Ben Wheeler, was identified as the suspect.

The two victims that were taken to hospitals have been identified as Ismael Lugo-Cervantez, 57, of Ben Wheeler, and Amanda Dawn Roberts, 33, of Ben Wheeler.

Lugo-Cervantez later died at the hospital.

Roberts is in stable condition the DPS said.

Troopers responded to the scene and found one person face down on the ground with a gunshot wound. According to the DPS, a suspect opened fire at the responding officers and then retreated behind the home. Authorities then found the suspect dead near the home. It is unclear how the suspect died.


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