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Ariz. man arrested for firing shots near school; no serious injuries

Police car at the scene of the alleged shooting in Willcox, Ariz., Thursday, March 1, 2012.
KOLD
(CBS/KPHO) WILLCOX, Ariz. - A suspect has been arrested after allegedly firing a rifle Thursday near Willcox High School, police say.

CBS affiliate KOLD reports 40-year-old Arthur Tineo fired shots at a car occupied by two students just off the high school campus in southeastern Arizona.

A 17-year-old student in the car was transported to Northern Cochise Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said he was not shot but was injured by shards of glass.

According to School Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaugh, the shooting happened at the school's baseball field and those involved were there to see a game. He said the baseball players and participants in a nearby tennis match are all safe.

A school employee who allegedly witnessed Tineo fire at the car yelled at the shooter. Police said Tineo fired at the employee, but he was unscathed.

Willcox DPS responded after receiving a 911 call Thursday about a man in a field across from the school's baseball field, shooting a rifle toward the campus grounds. The area was locked down for several hours until authorities "felt comfortable" that only one suspect was involved and believed that person was in custody,  Willcox DPS Chief Jake Weaver said.

Police arrested Tineo a block south of the scene. He is jailed on a $2 million bond.

Tineo was charged with three counts of attempted murder and many other charges, police say.

Weaver said authorities do not have a motive for the shooting.

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