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2 minors arrested after string of BB gun incidents

By Brey' Mong-Delane, @BreyMong_DE |[email protected]

Two unidentified juveniles were arrested Friday after an individual was shot with a BB from a moving vehicle.

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Walnut Street after a pedestrian reported being hit by a BB pellet, according to a Carbondale Police press release. The suspects were initially charged with disorderly conduct before being processed and released.

Officers located the suspect’s and their vehicle near Tatum Heights Park in Carbondale with a BB gun and pellets inside the car, according to the release.

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The victim was struck once but was not injured. This is the seventh incident reported to police involving individuals or property being shot with BB guns in Carbondale since June 13.

Other recent incidents involving BB guns include:

At 11 p.m. June 13 a individual sustained minor injuries when he was shot at while walking near Morris Library.

At about 9 p.m. June 15 an unidentified male was approached by two men in a truck and shot at while walking in the 400 block of West Mill Street.

At about 9 p.m. June 16 three women were walking in the 700 block of North Oakland Street when a maroon four-door vehicle stopped nearby and two men fired at them, striking one of the women.

At 2:35 a.m. June 17 two women walking near the 100 block of North Poplar Street were struck with projectiles when a maroon vehicle pulled up next to them and someone began firing at them.

At about 10:45 p.m. June 21 a man and woman walking near East Walnut Street and South Lewis Lane when a white man in a tan, late-90s model four-door car threw a can of beer at them. Later, the male pedestrian was shot with a BB when a black male in the same vehicle began firing at them near East Walnut Street and Dorthella Drive.

At about 1 a.m. police responded to a complaint in which an unknown subject damaged a windshield by shooting at it with a BB gun.

Police did not specify if the incidents were related are continuing their investigations.

The investigation on this incident is still ongoing.

Brey Mong Delane can be reached at [email protected] or 618-536-3397.

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