Crime

Man arrested after shots fired at Wise County high school

A man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of firing a gun at high school athletes in Wise County.

During cross-country and football practices at Paradise High School, a pickup drove erratically toward the fields at about 7:15 a.m., said Wise County Sheriff David Walker. The driver reportedly stopped near concession stands, held up a pistol and fired out the window. He drove farther and fired at least once more in the direction of the fields, then drove away, Walker said.

No one was injured.

Authorities located the pickup on Texas 114 quickly, Walker said, and the driver, Tanner Andrews, 21, was arrested. He’s been charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and deadly conduct.

Walker said investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Off-duty deputies were called to stay at the school as a precaution.

Paradise is a few miles southeast of Bridgeport.

Mark David Smith, 817-390-7808

Twitter: @MarkSmith_FWST

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