Twin Brothers Sought in San Diego Shooting That Left 1 Dead

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One year after two men were shot in an alley, one fatally, authorities were still searching for the twin brothers believed to be responsible, San Diego police stated on Friday.


Twin brothers Anibal (Left) and Edward Avila, wanted in a fatal shooting investigation, may have fled to Mexico, according to police. (Credit: San Diego Police Department)

Patrol officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds in an alley near 4000 39th Street in the Corridor neighborhood (map) on April 11, 2013, according to a press release from the San Diego Police Department.

One of the victims, 34-year-old Rafael Robles, died shortly after being transported to an area hospital.

The alleged killers were identified as 22-year-old twin brothers Anibal and Edward Avila.

Both men were at large and may have fled to Mexico, according to police.

Anyone who provides information leading to an arrest could receive up to a $1,000 reward, according to the news release.

Detectives asked that anyone with information on the location of the Avila brothers contact the SDPD homicide unit at 619-531-2293.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.