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Who Is Payton Washington? And What Happened to Her?

Payton Washington is one of the victims of a shooting incident that happened in Texas, USA. In this article, you will get to know about Payton Washington’s family and boyfriend and about the incident that happened with her.

Who Is Payton Washington? And What Happened to Her?

A teenager, Payton is an 18  years old girl from Texas. She is an athlete who won the world silver medal three times, and a NCA champion wins 10 times. To add on, she is a four-time major and cheer sport, and Summit Champ.

She is highlighted and made major headlines after a shooting incident tragedy which involved her.

Let’s read about an incident in which Payton was injured. The Texas cheerleader was shot in the back when her friend mistakenly got into the wrong car.  She was transported to the hospital immediately via helicopter and her spleen was removed. And she is recovering in the ICU at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in Austin.

Her father explained it as “tough” days when she had a shot on Tuesday. On April 18, around midnight in an H-E-B market’s parking lot in Egin following a practice at Woodlands Elite Cheer Co.

The suspect, 25-year-old Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr., allegedly fired shots at the cheerleader and another teammate. Payton was shot in the back, which caused her to vomit blood, whereas her friend was only slightly injured.

Who Is Payton Washington

Furthermore, Payton’s father said that she has been moved to ICU to recover after suffering damage to multiple organs. While her teammate was treated at the scene and discharged.

Payton’s father said, “Payton’s accomplished everything she has with only one lung [from] when she was born. She’s as tough as they come.”

Elgin police stated about an incident, “Information suggests that an altercation occurred in the parking lot of HEB, and multiple shots were fired into a vehicle.”

Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr. was arrested and charged with deadly conduct. According to the police, The investigation is ongoing.

Apart from this. Since the incident was reported, the cheerleaders who were impacted have received support on social media.

On Tuesday Woodlands Elite organized a prayer for cheerleaders. The Woodlands Elite Generals set up a GoFundMe page to assist and collect money in order to pay Payton Washington’s medical bills, and as of Wednesday, it had amassed more than $71,000.

Who Is Payton Dating?

Payton Washington has not revealed yet her relationship status. She is 18 years old, we can not say anything without any clear evidence.

She is an active user of social media platforms, if you talk about her Instagram Profile named @we_payton, she has 20.8k followers where she mostly posted about her events and daily activities with teammates

Who Is Payton Washington

Kelan Washington is the father of Payton Washington who was updating us about the health condition of Payton when she was in ICU. Apart from this, there is not any information about her mother and her siblings.


To conclude, Payton was injured due to mistakenly entering a stranger’s car. She was hospitalized and admitted to the ICU after the incident. Her father is the person who gave an interview to the media about her health. For medical bills, funds are raised by the organization. However, there is no information about her boyfriend.

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