May 7, at approximately 11:45 pm, Garland Police and Fire responded to a call of someone being shot in the 800 block of Magnolia Drive. Upon arrival, officers observed multiple individuals suffering from apparent gunshot wounds near the roadway. An 18-year-old male, identified as Jose Damian Garcia of Greenville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Paramedics transported three people to nearby hospitals, where a 17-year-old male of Garland, died from his injuries. Two others, who were injured by gunfire, are in stable condition and are expected to survive.

Homicide investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the incident as a murder. It was discovered there was a party at a residence on Magnolia Drive, and a disturbance occurred near a parked car on the street.


Two suspects involved in the shooting were arrested at the scene. They are identified as 21-year-old Jesus Saldana of Garland and 22-year-old Christopher Torres of Arlington.

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are attempting to determine what led to the disturbance that escalated to gunfire.

If anyone has information regarding this shooting, they are urged to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

Saldana and Torres are currently in the Garland Detention Center, charged with Murder. No bond has been set.