San Jose pellet gun shooter arrested

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A serial pellet gun shooter who is responsible for shooting 7 individuals within 3 months has been arrested. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, Nicholas Montoya, 38, was arrested at his residence in the 200 block of Beverley Court in Campbell on August 2. 

Montoya was charged with 7 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 1 count of assault causing great bodily harm. 

An internal task force was launched by the department to respond to the 4 pellet gun shooting incidents that happened on June 10 and June 11. 

During the investigation, detectives discovered 3 more victims that have been hit by high-velocity projectiles between April 14 and Jun 15. 

6 out of 7 victims were females, aged between 9 to 56 years old. 5 of the shooting happened in San Jose and 1 in Campbell. 

San Jose Police Department requests that those with further information contact Detective Martinez #4533 or Detective Tong #4774 of the San Jose Police Department’s Assaults Unit via email: 4533@sanjoseca.gov and/or 4774@sanjoseca.gov or at 408-537-1353.