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Four jailed following shooting, police pursuit in Gainesville

Jose Salinas, 18, Michael Herrera, 21, Able Mendez, 18, Juan Telles, 19, are all in the Cooke...
Jose Salinas, 18, Michael Herrera, 21, Able Mendez, 18, Juan Telles, 19, are all in the Cooke County Jail facing multiple charges.(Cooke Co. Jail)
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 11:05 PM CDT
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GAINESVILLE, Texas (KXII) - Four men suspected in a drive by shooting were arrested after a pursuit with police in Gainesville Tuesday night.

Jose Salinas, 18, Michael Herrera, 21, Able Mendez, 18, and Juan Telles, 19, are all in the Cooke County Jail facing multiple charges.

The chase happened while police were investigating a call of a man shot just after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Tenie Street. The man told police he heard gunshots and walked outside. That’s when he was shot in the arm by someone in a black sedan.

The car matching that description was seen in the area, and when police tried to stop the car, it took off. The pursuit went through Gainesville and east on FM 902, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The four people in the car were arrested after crashing out near Lake Kiowa.

Police are still investigating and say they don’t know if the men were the ones who fired the shots.

”Obviously this is still under investigation, it’s a very dynamic situation right now. Those are the facts as we understand them right now however that may change as we continue with the investigation,” said Kevin Phillips, Gainesville police chief.

Chief Phillips would not confirm if any weapons were found in the vehicle. No word on the condition of the man who was shot, but police say his injuries were not life threatening.