Police in Garland, Texas, are searching for 14-year-old Abel Elias Acosta after he allegedly shot and killed three innocent people in a convenience store.
According to Fox 4, Acosta’s dad had voluntarily turned himself in several days ago. Acosta’s dad has also been charged with murder.
The Garland Police Department said that they do not typically release the details of minors, but because of the nature of the attack, they felt it was necessary to release more information to the public in hopes that Acosta can be apprehended. Police also said they would not disclose if Acosta’s father had anything to do with planning the attack.
Police believe that the shooting was retaliatory.
Three teens were killed in the shooting. Like many other highly-populated states, Texas is dealing with massive gang problems.
Video of the attack was released on surveillance video and may disturb some viewers. Note: The video only shows Acosta shooting but does not show any of the individuals he allegedly shot:
Acosta is described as being a 5’5″, 125-pound light-skinned Hispanic male.
Anyone who sees or has information on the whereabouts is being asked to contact the Garland P.D. Acosta is considered armed and dangerous.