Blotter: Person fires pellet gun at strangers, injuring one

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One person was injured Saturday morning when someone in a vehicle reportedly drove up to unsuspecting groups of people and fired a pellet gun at them, according to a police report.

The first shots were fired at a group of girls who were walking out of Clark Hall on the University of North Texas campus, the report stated.

The girls told police that it appeared that their assailant had fired at them with a handgun.

A few minutes later, the same girls were at a gas station in the 1100 block of North Texas Boulevard when someone again approached and began firing shots at them and customers who were leaving the store, the report stated.

One customer was hit in the upper left thigh and had to seek medical attention at a hospital, where a pellet was removed from the victim’s leg.

No arrests had been made at the time the police report was filed and the case is still open.

Other reports

2300 block of Southway — Two reports of someone stealing roofing shingles from a driveway were reported Saturday morning.

A man told police Saturday morning that someone had taken shingles from his driveway the previous night.

A short time later, another report came in from the 2300 block of Crestmeadow Street and the caller reported that someone had stolen shingles from his driveway, according to a police report.

No evidence was collected, according to the report, and the case is still open.

2600 block of South Mayhill Road — A man reported Saturday evening that he had received about 50 threatening text messages from someone he knows, according to a police report.

The man told police that he told the person to stop contacting him, but he continues to get text messages from the person, according to the report.

The man demanded that a report be filed and charges be brought against the suspect, according to the report.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).


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