Cary, N.C. — A Cary man was charged with after authorities said he opened fire with a pellet gun inside a Cary Barnes & Noble store Friday night.
Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Glengarry Drive, was charged with firing a weapon into an occupied building and assault with a deadly weapon.
18-year-old arrested after pellet gun attack injures 2 in Cary bookstore, police say
Witnesses said Courtney walked into the store on Maynard Road and started shooting two pellet guns without saying anything at about 7:10 p.m.
Officials with the Town of Cary said a man and a woman sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Police said at least one of the injured people had a pellet gun wound.
Roads around the shopping center were closed as a result of the incident and authorities temporarily blocked all entrances to the shopping plaza.
Witnesses said they heard multiple shots and the sound of breaking glass as customers ran to the back of the store and hid under tables. Katia Gagley, 14, said she was browsing books when the shots started.
“Suddenly we hear a bunch of shootings and we see this guy and glass starts shattering because he shot the Starbucks,” she said. “My dad starts like chasing after, towards the guy, and then I hear more shootings and then I just run out of the Barnes and Noble.”
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