Five People Arrested After Two Shootings in Hobbs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - Five people have been arrested after two shootings Thursday afternoon and evening.

The first shooting happened Thursday afternoon when people in three vehicles met at the intersection of Turner and Texas Streets in Hobbs and exchanged gunfire.

Two people were shot and went to a Allsup's convenience store to get help. The victims are identified as 18-year-old Geneva Lopez and 17-year-old Larry Hirrill.

Both were taken to Lea County Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back. Both were then airlifted to a Lubbock hospital. Lopez is listed in stable condition and Hirrill is listed in critcial condidion.

The second shooting happened just after 6:00 p.m. when police received a report that a black truck was chasing a white Ford Crown Victoria and that shots were fired in the 800 block of North Jefferson. The truck continued to chase the white Ford until they were stopped by Hobbs Police.

The driver of the white Ford, 18-year-old Charles Devon Wilson, ran into a home in the 300 block of West Main. Police arrested Wilson for the shooting earlier in the day. They also arrested four other people who were shooting at Wilson in retaliation for the first shooting.

20-year-old Steven Grisham, 22-year-old James Hicks, 19-year-old Randy Hirrill and 21-year-old Lee Hirrill were all charged with Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle and Conspiracy. Bond for the four has been set at $6,000 bonds each.

Wilson was charged with Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle resulting in Great Bodily Harm, Shooting at an Occupied Dwelling and Unlawful Carry of a Deadly Weapn on School Grounds. The shooting happened right in front of Southern Heights Elementary.