NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nolensville police have arrested two teenagers for allegedly shooting at homes and people with BB guns.
The incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on May 19 when Nolensville police received an order to open fire.
When the police started their investigation, they had no idea they were dealing with BB and treated the initial call like a shootout.
Home surveillance video shows a dark four-door car driving past and you can hear multiple shots fired into a house.
Using that surveillance technology and LPR, police found the alleged shooters – a 16-year-old man and an 18-year-old now identified as Jack Cipriano.
When the police first arrived at the house, they discovered that many of the windows had been broken.
Police say the teens knew someone in the home and the shooting could have been a text message.
Assistant Sheriff Michael Terns said: “Victims in the home said someone was shooting at their home, we got there and found holes in the windows that we thought were bullet holes so we is investigating a shooting,” said Assistant Sheriff Michael Terns.
While the police were at home, they received another call of shots. This time, a 13-year-old was shot in a nearby neighborhood.
Officers rushed to the scene and the officer spoke to the 13-year-old victim, who fortunately was not seriously injured.
The young man had a wound in his lower abdomen. He told the officer, “somebody just drove past and shot me with a BB gun.”
Within an hour, there was a third shooting, and police said another 13-year-old from a nearby neighborhood was also randomly shot in the arm.
“It all happened in under an hour, so we were racing around to find out who was shooting kids in our town,” Terns said.
Police pulled surveillance video of the house and matched it with an LPR camera in the front of one of the neighborhoods and traced the shooter’s vehicle to a 16-year-old man who confessed to the crime.
“They talked to the driver of the car, and he admitted everything and gave us a second suspect,” Terns said.
By the next morning, Nolensville police arrested 18-year-old Jack Cipriano in the back seat of a team car on the way to the prison, where he was charged with eight counts including assault, reckless endangerment dangerous and destructive.
When asked what the motive was, Terns said: “I don’t know. Nobody gave me a real answer, but this is malicious. They just drive around to shoot at kids. “
Police say the teens in the car knew someone in the home where the window was shot out. But police say there is no link between the two teenagers who were arrested and one of the two 13-year-olds who were shot at different locations.
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Police also charged the 16-year-old with the same crime. He was handled through juvenile court.
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