ODESSA, Texas —
The Odessa Police Department announced Friday that they have arrested two 16-year-olds for a shooting that occurred at Sherwood Park on July 29.
According to OPD, both teens face charges of aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, and deadly conduct, a third degree felony.
One of the teens was also charged with discharge a firearm in certain municipalities, a class A misdemeanor.
According to OPD, on July 29, three juveniles were standing outside of the pool fence line inside the park.
Suspects fired three shots at the juveniles, causing them to run into the pool area to take shelter. The suspects fled the scene after firing the shots.
The department emphasized that there were no guns or a shooting inside the pool area, just near it.
The Odessa Family YMCA, who is operating city pools this summer, released the following statement on the incident:
“We are aware of the incident that happened at Sherwood Park. We can confirm that all pool employees and patrons are safe. We are thankful for the quick response by the Odessa Police Department. Since this is an investigation by the police department, we refer all questions about the incident to the Odessa Police Department. The pool will be closed for the remainder of the day.”
During the investigation, officers recovered three firearms, two of which had previously been reported stolen with ammunition.
Both teens are being held at the Ector County Youth Center.