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Man slain in gunfire exchange in Grand Prairie TX, police say

One of three men who fired guns at one another died on Sunday morning in front of a house in Grand Prairie, police said.

Luis Gongora, 25, was shot and died at the scene in the 100 block of Goerte Drive. He was involved about 7:30 a.m. in a disturbance and exchanged gunfire with two acquaintances, Jose Zavala, 26, and Christian Zavala, 28, Grand Prairie police said in a news release.

After the shooting, the Zavalas left the scene in a vehicle driven by a third man, Juan Rivera-Hernandez, 33, police said.

Jose Zavala also was shot and suffered an injury that is not life-threatening, police said. At a hospital, he was in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Christian Zavala and Rivera-Hernandez were being held Monday at the Grand Prairie Detention Center on suspicion of murder.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He previously was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.




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