A 25-year-old man has been arrested by the Elgin Police Department officials for shooting two Texas cheerleaders.
One of the victims said they had mistakenly got into the wrong vehicle in a parking lot early Tuesday morning after practice.
One of the victims was treated and released at the scene, the other was helicoptered to a hospital and is in critical condition, according to Elgin Police.
Elgin Police said they arrested Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr., 25, and charged him with deadly conduct, a third-degree felony.
Heather Roth, a cheerleader with the Woodlands Elite Cheer Co., said on Instagram Live that she and three other cheerleaders had completed practice when they went to a carpool lot just after Tuesday midnight.
Roth said she got out of her friend’s car and opened the door to a car she thought was her own, but a man was in the passenger seat. She said she got out of the car and back into her friend’s vehicle.
When the man approached their vehicle, Roth rolled down the window to apologize and the man started shooting, she later said.