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Lea County Sheriff's Department Investigating Fatal Shooting Near Hobbs, New Mexico

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LEA COUNTY, N.M. - The Lea County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a shooting that left a man dead near Hobbs.

Last night, deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 3200 block of West Jones Road. When deputies arrived, they found a victim of a fatal gunshot wound. 

He has been identified but his name will be withheld until his family can be notified.

Investigators are currently processing the scene for evidence and following up on investigative leads. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (575) 396-3611 or Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005.