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14 Year Old Shot - Teenager Arrested & Charged

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Mar 27 08:38:19 MST 2020

(NORTH PERTH, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a 15-year-old young person following a weapons investigation.

Police were contacted shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 21, 2020 when an incident involving a group of young people playing with firearms in a field resulted in one young person being shot. One 14-year-old was injured during the incident, and attended the hospital with minor injuries.

A 15-year-old young person from the Municipality of North Perth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), has been arrested and charged with

- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges.

The Perth County OPP is committed to public safety and crime prevention. Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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