The Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating a shooting near Spring Lake Park that left an 18-year-old Texas A&M Ball Player struck by what is believed to be a stray bullet from a nearby altercation. BSA officials made the decision to close down this year’s Scout-O-Rama due to the incident.
Prayers for the innocent bystander that was injured. We will update you on his condition when more information is provided.
(Update: We are told he is recovering after emergency surgery this evening.)
If you have any information that can help with this case please contact TTPD at 903.798.3876.
TTPD Media Release:
We are investigating a shooting at George Dobson Field at Spring Lake Park that happened about 5:30 this afternoon. The victim is an 18 year old Texas A&M – Texarkana ball player who was standing in the bullpen area. It appears that he struck by a stray bullet from some type of altercation in a nearby neighborhood to the west of the park. He was taken to St. Michael Hospital , where he is headed into surgery now.The baseball game was called, and BSA officials made the decision to end the Scout-O-Rama that was happening in another area of the park early as a precaution.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call us at 903-798-3876.