Officials say that two Texas dancers were shot after one of them said they got into the wrong car in a parking lot after practice early Tuesday morning.
In a statement, the Elgin Police Department said that a 25-year-old man had been nabbed for the shootings. KTRK checked the facts with Bastrop County officials.
Elgin police say that one of the people hurt was treated at the scene and sent home, while the other was taken by helicopter to a hospital and is in serious condition.
Tello Rodriguez Jr., who is 25 years old, was taken by Elgin police and charged with deadly conduct, which is a third-degree felony.
Heather Roth, a dancer for the Woodlands Elite Cheer Co., said on Instagram Live that she and three other cheerleaders had just finished practice when they went to a carpool lot just after midnight on Tuesday.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Four members of a cheerleading team were shot Tuesday morning after one of the athletes mistakenly tried to get into the wrong car after practice.https://t.co/HXUmRpm8Z9
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) April 19, 2023
Roth said she got out of her friend’s car and opened the door to a car she thought was hers, but there was a man in the passenger seat. She said that she got out of the car and got back into the car of her friend.
Roth rolled down the window to say sorry when the man came up to their car, but the man started shooting, she said later.
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