Teens arrested in gunfight near Pop Warner football practice

Published On: Sep 10 2012 11:41:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2012 03:09:16 PM EDT

A 56-year-old woman is injured when a stray bullet fired from a Daytona Beach park struck her, according to police.


Two teens were arrested in connection with a shooting that took place near a Pop Warner football practice in Daytona Beach and left a 56-year-old woman injured.

Stephon Shropshire, 18, and Oceann Maddox, 19, were arrested in the shooting, which occurred Monday night at Derbyshire Park where about 300 kids were practicing football, police said.

Shropshire faces charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm in public.  Maddox was arrested on a charge of discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

According to Daytona Beach police, Shropshire and Maddox got into a fight around 6:30 p.m. at the park, and coaches of the Pop Warner teams tried to break it up.

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Shropshire and Maddox then went to their cars, located about 100 to 200 feet from the players, and Maddox fired shots into the air, police said.  Shropshire then fired shots at Maddox's vehicle, and they both drove off, according to police.

Officers were then notified that a woman had been struck by a stray bullet at 840 Derbyshire Road, directly across from the park.

The victim told police that she heard what sounded like gunshots as she reached for the door handle to look outside. She said felt a burning sensation in her left knee and heard glass breaking. The bullet entered her knee and exited, striking a picture that was on a coffee table, according to police.

She was treated at the scene.  No one else was injured.

The teens were later located and arrested.

A motive for the fight was not released.


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