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Teen dies after being shot outside Six Flags in Texas

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Visitors to Six Flag Fiesta Texas wear masks for protection against the coronavirus and are spaced apart on a ride Friday, June 19, 2020, in San Antonio. The theme park reopened Friday as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The amusement park should be a place to have fun and enjoy some family time.

But that’s not what happened in Texas at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

The Arlington Police Department said 16-year-old has died after he was shot outside Six Flags Hurricane Harbor on Wednesday.

Officials said the incident occurred around 7 p.m., just after the park had closed.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram an off-duty officer who was working security walked to the park’s front gate after he heard cars honking and saw a group of six to eight people fighting in the parking lot.

NBC News reports, as the officer began moving towards the group to break up the fight, a shot rang out, and the victim fell to the group.

The victim was later transported to to near hospital, but they did not release the names of victim, suspect, or what led to the shooting.

Police are asking anyone with information to please come forward.