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18-year-old arrested after pellet gun attack injures 2 in Cary bookstore, police say

A man fired a pellet gun after walking into a Cary bookstore Friday night March 21, 2019 causing minor injuries to two people, according to ABC11.
A man fired a pellet gun after walking into a Cary bookstore Friday night March 21, 2019 causing minor injuries to two people, according to ABC11. ABC11

Note: For further developments in this case, see this March 23 story.

Police in Cary have arrested a man they say walked into a bookstore and fired a pellet gun Friday night, a town spokeswoman says.

Cary police and Wake County sheriff’s deputies came to the Barnes & Noble store on Walnut Street after an initial report of an “active shooter” shortly after 7 p.m., spokeswoman Kathryn Trogdon said.

The suspect, an 18-year-old white male, was taken into custody by Cary police, she said. Police have not identified the suspect.

Two people, a man and a woman, were struck by pellets. They were taken to the hospital for treatment, she said. No information about about their condition was available.

Multiple roads around the shopping center near the bookstore were closed while police investigated. They have since reopened for traffic, she said.



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