Fresno police are searching for a man armed with a BB gun after two young students at Easterby Elementary School in southeast Fresno reported they were hit by pellets Wednesday afternoon.
The incident reportedly took place about 12:08 p.m. near the administration building of the school, at Peach and Tulare avenues. Lt. Joe Gomez said neither of the 8-year-old second graders was seriously injured.
The students were walking to lunch when they reported that a man who appeared to be about 18 years old pulled a pistol out of his waistband and fired the BBs at them. The students said the man, who was on the south side of Tulare, across the street from the school, appeared to have a tattoo of a skull with flames on his arm.
After he reportedly fired the BBs, the man put the weapon back in his waistband and continued walking east on Tulare. Police combed the area around the school after the shooting, but did not find the suspect. The school was not put on lockdown after the incident. Gomez said the school has been hit by BBs fired at windows in the past.