Darren Hulick, 16 year old used BB guns in random shooting incidents in Fort Pierce, police say

FORT PIERCE — Two teens went on a weekend joy ride with a BB gun in the northwest part of the city, injuring several people and ending with an arrest, according to arrest reports.

Darren Hulick, 19, of Palm City was being held Monday in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of a $42,000 bail on multiple charges including aggravated battery and assault and criminal mischief.

A 16-year-old also was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery in connection with the five shooting incidents.

A victim in the 600 block of North 10th Street told police he was shot five times for no reason around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. He pulled up his shirt, exposing " bleeding welts on his back and two on his arm," a police report states.

Shortly before, several windows were shot out at the Fried Rice Hut in the 1300 block of Avenue D.

With the assistance of the injured man, police found a parked Scion with BBs inside and propellant cartridges. From there detectives tracked the suspects to an apartment in the 500 block of North 10th Street, where investigators found two BB guns under mattresses.

Hulick and his companion were brought in for questioning and the police reports quote Hulick as saying he shot two people, including the man with five welt wounds, with the gas-propelled BBs. Hulick alleged his companion also fired shots, including some that broke windows.

The shooting Sunday began about 6 p.m. when a witness told of people being randomly shot at in the area of Avenue E.

At 9:06 p.m. a person was hit in the shoulder in the 500 block of North 19th Street.

Also, an anonymous caller told of a driver pointing a gun out a window and firing, hitting nearby windows.

Two hours later, the blue Scion was found and the arrests were made.

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