Texas authorities are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was reportedly shot and killed at a Six Flags water park on Wednesday.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the unidentified teen was fatally wounded in the parking lot of Hurricane Harbor in Arlington as the park closed for the day. An off-duty police officer who was working a part-time security shift at the park reportedly saw six to eight people fighting before a gunshot rang out as he approached the group.
We have been informed that a 16 year old guest that was involved in tonight’s incident outside of Hurricane Harbor has died. Our deepest sympathies are with the victim’s family. @ArlingtonPD is leading the investigation and will provide further updates.
— Six Flags Over Texas (@SixFlagsOverTX) June 24, 2021
According to KXAS, the officer discovered the victim lying on the ground as cars sped away. The teen was ultimately pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Star-Telegram reported that police detained multiple people at the scene but no arrests have been made. Wednesday’s shooting remains under investigation.
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