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UPDATE: Three men charged in Austin shooting


AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- Three men are charged in a drive-by shooting in Austin earlier this week.  Reynaldo Veraza, 35, Reymundo Veraza, 34, and Fidel Molina, 31, are facing assault charges with dangerous weapons and charges of a drive-by shooting toward a person or occupied building. 

The men, all of Austin, were charged at the Mower County Courthouse Wednesday morning.  A fourth man has also been arrested, but his name has not been released.

Police were called to Reynaldo Veraza's home on Monday after a reported shooting.  Austin police say Reynaldo Veraza suffered a gunshot wound to his chest.

The fight broke out just outside Molina's house in the 700 block of 11th Street Northeast after 4 p.m. on Monday.  According to the criminal complaint, Molina and another man were sitting on his porch when Reynaldo Veraza and Reymundo Veraza arrived in their cars.  According to witnesses, all four men were yelling in the street before gun shots rang out.  At least two guns were fired, bullets struck the house and parked cars.

After Veraza was treated at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, police drove him to East Side Lake where Veraza claimed to have disposed of a gun he used in the fight.  That gun was not recovered from the lake. 

Police continue to investigate but the fourth man arrested is expected to be charged in the shooting.

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