Teen killed in shooting outside Hurricane Harbor in Arlington

A teenager was killed in a shooting outside Hurricane Harbor in Arlington on Wednesday night.

The shooting happened as the park was closing, just after 7 p.m.

Police say a 16-year-old was shot just outside the front entrance of the water park. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

An off-duty, but uniformed police officer was working security at the time and said he heard what sounded like a fight in the parking lot. He didn’t see the shooting, but he heard the gunshot and then saw the victim lying on the ground. 

"At that point he saw some vehicles trying to get away. But other officers were arriving quickly and we were able to get at least one car stopped… the occupants in that car are the ones we have detained. Again at this point they claim no involvement, but we have certain tests we can do to determine if someone's fired a firearm," said Lt. Chris Cook, Arlington police.

As of Thursday morning, no one has been arrested or charged for the deadly shooting.

The water park was scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. Thursday.