Two young women were shot after one of them accidentally entered the wrong car in a parking lot in Texas on Monday night.
Four members of an elite cheerleading team in Oak Ridge North were at an H-E-B grocery store parking lot in Elgin when one of them accidentally got into what she thought was her car, ABC 13 reported. She realized her mistake when she saw a man sitting in the passenger seat and went back to her friend’s car as the man exited the vehicle too, Lynne Shearer, the owner of Woodlands Elite Cheer Company where the girls practice, told KVUE. Shearer said the girl then rolled down her window to apologize, and the man pulled out a gun.
The girls panicked and started to drive off when the man fired at the car, striking two of them, Shearer told KVUE. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by BuzzFeed News, all four of the girls were in the car when the man shot at it.
One of the girls was treated at the scene and released, and the other was taken to the hospital in critical condition, Elgin police said on Tuesday morning.
The suspect, Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with deadly conduct, a third-degree felony. Rodriguez does not have legal representation yet, according to court records.