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Texas teenager dragged to death by car
Updated: 2004-04-10 00:05

A teenager was dragged under a car, run over twice and killed in an altercation between six rival gang members outside a high school, authorities and witnesses said.

Police said Thursday's fight might have started because one gang entered another gang's territory looking for girls.

Parent Audrey Gover was dropping off her daughter and witnessed the fight.

She said some of the men then climbed into a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo to leave when 18-year-old Michael Hinojosa, jumped in front of the car. The vehicle lurched forward, trapping him under the front bumper, Gover told the San Antonio Express-News. Hinojosa's friends got into a second car and chased the Monte Carlo.

Hinojosa was dragged screaming the length of three football fields.

He fell from the bumper, and the driver sped away, rolling over him. The pursuing car also ran over Hinojosa. The young man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said Hinojosa's friends lost control of their car and flipped the vehicle about a mile away.

Police had made no arrests late Thursday. However, a murder warrant was issued for Jesse James Leal, 17.

The Monte Carlo was found abandoned.

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