A 21-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning after firing shots near the Paradise High School football field while the football and cross country teams were practicing.
Tanner Lee Andrews of Fort Worth, formerly of Paradise, was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a weapon-free zone and deadly conduct discharging a firearm at or in the direction of a residence and/or persons. He is in the Wise County Jail, and as of Sunday morning, no bond had been set.
Andrews was seen driving erratically on Stadium Drive at 7:16 a.m. Saturday, and witnesses said he held a handgun out the window and fired.
Wise County Sheriff David Walker said other witnesses saw the driver fire at least one additional shot farther down Stadium Drive in the direction of the football field.
No one was injured in the incident, and Andrews was quickly located by state troopers on Texas 114 in Paradise.
Wise County criminal investigators, crime scene investigators and Paradise ISD administration responded to the scene. Off-duty deputies remained at Paradise High School throughout the day as a precaution during ongoing practices and volleyball scrimmages.
The investigation is ongoing, but it’s believed Andrews acted alone.
Walker advised citizens who live in the area of the football field to check their homes for damage. Investigators are going door-to-door in search of damage or additional witnesses.