UPDATE: Two men arrested after trying to sell gun at O’Reilly Park

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UPDATE: September 23, 2020 4:47 p.m.

We’re learning more about a shooting at O’Reilly Park Tuesday night involving two felons who WFPD said were trying to sell a pistol.

Police responded to a gunshots call around 8:20 p.m. on Front Street where a white male was allegedly firing shots at a teenager.

Officers spoke to a witness who saw the argument happen in a parking lot.

The witness said two white males, later identified as Michael Prouty, 53 and Dakota Prouty, 31, were arguing with a young male when she heard “Shoot him.”

That is when the witness saw the young male take off while the others fired shots at him.

The two suspects then got into a white SUV and told the witness, “He tried to rob me.”

Officers later tracked down the suspects and located two handguns underneath the center console in their car.

A records check showed that Michael has multiple felony convictions and a warrant out of Comanche County and Dakota has one felony conviction for two counts of aggravated assault. Dakota assaulted his mother and held a knife to his grandmother’s throat.

Both men are charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)— Police were called to a gunshots call around 8:20 p.m. on Front street at O’Reilly Park.

Investigators said two people went to sell a gun at the park and got into an argument with the buyers.

That’s when police said two men started firing rounds at those trying to purchase the firearm.

An eyewitness who reached out to our newsroom said one man was shot at three times while running away from the scene.

The witness also said after seeing the shooting, the driver looked at her and said, “He tried to rob me.”

Officers were able to track down everyone involved and charged two men with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police said no one was hurt.

This incident is under investigation, stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to learn more information.

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