Suspect identified in Monday’s Hereford shooting

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HEREFORD, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Hereford Police Department have identified the suspect in Monday afternoon’s shooting that left one 17-year-old female injured.

According to previous reports by MyHighPlains.com, officers from the department, along with officials from Hereford EMS, responded to the 900 block of South Lee at approximately 2:41 p.m. Monday on a report of an injured woman.

When officials arrived at the scene, they found a 17-year-old female who appeared to have suffered a “single gunshot wound to her upper torso,” the post read. Because of her injuries, she was then flown to the Northwest Texas Hospital.

According to an updated post by the Hereford Police Department, a vehicle was observed leaving the scene of the incident “at a high rate of speed.” Officials later located the vehicle, discovering that it was driven by 33-year-old Jorge Castaneda.

According to the post, Castaneda was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Officials also located the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting. Castaneda is now in the Deaf Smith County Jail.

Officials stated in the post that the victim is in serious, but not life-threatening, condition at Northwest Texas Hospital. Officials state that the incident remains under investigation.

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