For what seems like the third time in a matter of days, people have been shot after making a simple mistake.
This week, the country has been on edge after a man shot a teenager after he mistakenly went to the wrong house to pick up his siblings. The child miraculously survived a shot to the head.
Authorities have arrested another man this week they say shot two teenage cheerleaders after one said she mistook the suspect’s vehicle as her own in a supermarket parking lot.
According to a report from ABC 13, Heather Roth and Payton Washington were shot as one of the cheerleaders attempted to enter a car she thought was hers, but found a man sitting inside. More information made the situation even worse.
“When she noticed the man approach their vehicle, she said she rolled down the window to apologize, telling him she thought it was her car. Roth said the man threw up his hands, pulled out a gun, and started shooting. ABC13 has verified the testimony with Bastrop County sources.
…According to officers, Roth suffered a graze wound and was treated and released on the scene, but her teammate, Payton Washington, was shot in the leg and the back. Washington was flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
“Payton opens the door, and she starts throwing up blood,” Roth said.”
One with serious injuries was rushed by helicopter to a hospital and in critical condition, while the other was treated at the scene. A coach from the team said Washington suffered damage to multiple organs and had her spleen removed. The 18-year-old is expected to undergo more surgeries over the next few days.
“I see the guy get out of the passenger door, and I rolled my window down, and I was trying to apologize to him,” Heather Roth said, fighting tears. “And then halfway, my window was down, and he just threw his hands up, and then he pulled out a gun and he just started shooting at all of us.”
25-year-old Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr. was taken into custody early Tuesday. Rodriguez is being held on a preliminary charge of deadly conduct, a third-degree felony, the police release stated, with more or enhanced charges also possible.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.