Printed on: January 17, 2013

Shooting victim in fair condition

By Ruth Brown
rbrown@postregister.com

After 10 days in the hospital, the condition of an Idaho Falls man who was shot multiple times Jan. 6 has been upgraded to fair, police officials said Wednesday.

Idaho Falls police have no suspects in the shooting of 35-year-old Justin Mangum in the parking lot of the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, at 780 Lindsay Blvd. Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said as of Wednesday, police still hadn't located Rexburg resident Fabian Hernandez, who is described as a person of interest in the shooting.

Hernandez, 21, is wanted for questioning but police have not called him a suspect.

Hansen has declined to comment on how many times Mangum was shot, where the bullets hit him or what kind of gun was used. Police previously have said he was shot "less than a dozen times."

Mangum remains at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Hansen also has declined to comment on how many people were present during the shooting, the reason for the shooting or whether any of the people involved knew one another. Additionally, Hansen has declined to comment on how many witnesses or people at the hotel and bar were questioned by police.

Hernandez is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and a shaved head.

Anyone with information about the shooting or Hernandez's whereabouts is asked to call the IFPD at 529-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 522-1983.

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