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Hereford police: 1 arrested for shooting of 17-year-old

Jorge Castaneda
Jorge Castaneda(Hereford police)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 5:36 PM CDT
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HEREFORD, Texas (KFDA) - The Hereford Police Department has arrested one person on charges related to the shooting of a 17-year-old girl.

Police say officers responded to the area of South Lee Avenue and West Gracy Street around 2:41 p.m. on October 18.

Officers arrived to find 17-year-old Mikhala Inezs Vela with a single gunshot wound to her upper torso.

She was flown to Northwest Texas Hospital for her injuries. Police say she is in serious, but non-life threatening condition.

Police say they located a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene of the shooting at a high rate of speed.

After further investigation, police arrested the driver of the vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Jorge Castaneda, and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers of the Hereford Police Department were summoned to the 900 block of S. Lee, on 10/18/2021 at 2:41 PM, where...

Posted by Hereford Police Department on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

On October 18th, 2021, at about 2:41 PM, the Hereford Police Department along with Hereford EMS responded to the 900...

Posted by Hereford Police Department on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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