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Two shot, three facing charges after gun battle in Burnet

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Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson says a shooting like this hasn't happened since 2010.
His officers were called to the 1000 block of Main Street around 9:30 Sunday night.

Nelson says three men were fighting over something, it's not clear yet what, and two of the men left the complex and returned with a shotgun.
One of them fired the gun at the door of a second floor apartment. At least five shots rang out after that, and bullets hit two of the men.

The injured men left the scene and drove away and pulled into the parking lot of the Best Western. BPD received a 911 call from someone at this location. They found the two men. One was treated, released and sent to jail. Another man was transported to Seton Williamson for care. He will likely face charges once he's released from the hospital according to Nelson. He's expected to survive. The third was arrested at the scene.

Police say Matthew Basquez, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. Jack Dilon Dickison, 20, is jailed and charged with tampering with evidence.

Burnet Police, Burnet County Sheriff's Office, DPS and the Burnet County District Attorney's Office are all assisting with the investigation.

"We've seized several weapons shot guns, pistol, so we're going through trying to figure out which guns were fired or if they were stolen, we've seized several weapons tonight," explained Nelson.

Jessica Valdez, 19,  lives inside the apartment the two men tried to get into.
"They came back with a shotgun and shot the lock out of our door. The lock actually landed in another door," she said.

She's grateful to be alive and believes her friend, Matthew Basquez, was protecting her and her roommate. She believes the fight was over a small amount of money, less than $100. Police have not released what led up to the shooting.

Nelson says it is likely that more charges will follow after his investigators have the chance to go through all the evidence.

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