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18-year-old used two pellet guns in Cary bookstore shooting, police say

18-year-old used two pellet guns in Cary Barnes & Noble shooting, police say

Cary police were called to the Walnut Street Barnes & Noble for an active shooter Friday night. Teenager Jonathan Kyle Courtney is charged with shooting pellet guns inside the bookstore, injuring two.
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Cary police were called to the Walnut Street Barnes & Noble for an active shooter Friday night. Teenager Jonathan Kyle Courtney is charged with shooting pellet guns inside the bookstore, injuring two.

Armed with two pellet guns, police say an 18-year-old Cary resident began shooting “indiscriminately” into a Barnes & Noble bookstore Friday night, injuring a man and woman.

Cary police arrested Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18. He is charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting into an occupied building, the Town of Cary said in a press release Saturday morning. Courtney is being held at the Wake County jail in Raleigh.

Police say Courtney walked into the Barnes & Noble on Walnut Street and began firing two pellet guns around 7 p.m. Friday night. A man and woman suffered minor injuries, according to Town of Cary spokeswoman Kathryn Trogdon, and were transported to WakeMed hospital in Raleigh.

Courtney was arrested without incident at the shopping center while trying to flee, police said. The case remains under investigation.

“As we continue our investigation, we encourage anyone with additional information to call their local police department or Cary Crime Stoppers,” Cary Police captain John Szymeczek said in a release.

If convicted of the three charges, Courtney faces up to 20 years in prison.

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