"Barnes & Noble off of Maynard Road this guy shot up. Please, send someone fast," said one caller as her voice trembled.
"Someone just ran in with an air shotgun and started shooting up the place," said another shopper.
Eyewitnesses said the man, later identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Courtney, was shooting not only as he went into the store, but also as he left and fled on foot.
In the 911 calls, you can hear police sirens in the background and operators trying to calm people.
"He just shot at me. I don't know if the gun is real or not," said one woman.
This 18-year-old is accused of shooting several people inside a Cary Barnes&Noble. Police tell me he also walked in w/ a homemade bomb. He is facing multiple charges and is just facing judge for first time. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/vIPrZ9HjFx— Elaina Athans (@AthansABC11) March 25, 2019
Shoppers were able to give authorities a description of the person accused of causing such terror.
One eyewitness said, "It was a white male, roughly about 6 feet tall" while others explained that the shooter had camouflage pants on and a black jacket.
Courtney was caught and arrested Friday night. He is facing eight felony charges.
Police say the teen came into the book store carrying an air rifle, an air pistol and a homemade bomb.
Five people were hurt. They are expected to be OK.
Barnes & Noble has increased security in the wake of this shooting. The company said a security guard will be stationed inside until further notice.