Two Danville teenagers were injured in a shooting Monday night in the parking lot of Rincon Latino on Second Street, and the man police believe is responsible was arrested.
Joshua A. Sargent, 21, of 233 Randolph Hill in Danville, is being held without bond in the Boyle County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, said Police Chief Tony Gray.
Police responded to 605 S. Second St. about 8:40 p.m. after receiving a call about gunshots being fired in the area. While investigating the situation, police were informed that the shooting victims, John D. Cherry, 18, and Cheyenne Pinkston, 17, were being treated at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Pinkston was released. Cherry was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, where he was in fair condition this morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
“There were bullets found inside of the small Hispanic grocery store where there were kids and innocent bystanders shopping,” the police chief said.
Also, authorities found bullet holes in vehicles in the store parking lot. Sargent peacefully surrendered to law enforcement not long after the shooting. Police say a motive has not been established. “Robbery was not a motive in this shooting,” Gray said.
If Sargent is convicted, he faces 20 to 40 years imprisonment per attempted murder charge as well as one to five years for each count of wanton endangerment.