Arrests made after Apex High runners shot with BB gun, police say


APEX, N.C. (WNCN) – Apex police have made arrests after members of the Apex High School cross country team sustained minor injuries when someone shot BB guns at them on three separate occasions this month.

UPDATE: Apex High students shot in head, stomach, thigh with BBs, warrants show

Christian Tucker, 20, and Brandon Andrade, 16, are facing assault charges as well as charges of violating the town’s ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms, authorities said.

On April 4, 26 and Friday, members of the team reported being shot at by a BB gun.

Brandon Andrade, left, and Christian Tucker (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

The incidents took place on Laura Duncan Road near the high school and on Old Raleigh Road between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Runner David Cart was hit in the stomach while running Friday.

“I mean, it hurt, yeah, but it wasn’t life threatening. I wasn’t down on the pavement screaming or crying or anything like that,” said David Cart.

His father, Don, was still concerned despite his son’s condition.

“To get hit in the eye and you could probably blind him. Take out an eye. That was kind of concerning. Thankfully it didn’t so we were relieved,” Don Cart said.

The runners told police they saw an older, light blue four-door sedan in the area. The vehicle could be a Toyata with a license plate that could partially read ?LM-4?21, police said.

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Witnesses told police the people in that vehicle pointed “something” and they heard a series of “pops” in rapid succession.

The two injured students did not require medical attention.

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