CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A U.S. Army veteran said he was waiting at a west Charlotte bus stop when someone started shooting at him with a BB gun.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said it unfolded Monday morning at a bus stop on Wilkinson Boulevard.
The 66-year-old veteran told Eyewitness News Reporter Stephanie Tinoco the gun looked and sounded real.
“To me, it sounded like a .22 (caliber.) From where I was standing, about maybe 25 to 50 feet from the vehicle, I didn’t have time to look at it and tell what it is,” the veteran said.
When CMPD officers responded, they couldn’t find shell casings and determined the weapon was a BB gun.
>> Reading this story in our app? The new "Follow the Lead" feature allows you to tap the blue tag indicated with a '+' to subscribe to alerts on the very latest breaking news updates.
The victim said he wasn’t the only person the shooter targeted.
“After he shot at me, the car drove up to Ashley and Wilkinson where another bus stop was,” the veteran said. "There were three people standing up there, and he shot at them and they ran into the woods.”
Police took 18-year-old Kantrell Moore into custody the same day the incident happened. Records show he was released six hours after his arrest.
“If he done it once, he’ll do it twice. A BB gun today might be a .22 or .45 (caliber) tomorrow,” the victim said.
There were 11 mugshots posted on the Mecklenburg County jail website for Moore, which included a variety of charges.
The victim said he worries what could happen the next time he waits for a ride.
“If I can’t even walk down the street without living in fear, I might as well stay home," he said.
© 2020 Cox Media Group