Police say two youths have been arrested after a weapons investigation in Niagara Falls.
On Saturday April 10, 2021, at 4:45pm officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) attended the Chippawa Lions Park located at 3970 Welland Street in Niagara Falls in response to a weapons complaint.
The initial investigation determined that a group of teens had been in the park when a verbal argument developed. The argument escalated to violence when a male teen brandished a replica handgun and fired it in excess of 10 times at another male teen. After the teen was hit by the BBs he was then punched and kicked by the shooter and a 3rd male teen.
The victim, a 16 year old male was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and transported to a local hospital. He does not have any life threatening injures.
On April 10, 2021, the male suspect who shot the replica handgun was arrested. The 16 year old male from Niagara Falls was arrested and charged with discharge of an air gun or pistol with intent as well as assault.
On April 11, 2021, the second male suspect who was involved in the assault of the victim following the shooting incident was arrested. The 15 year old male from Niagara Falls was arrested and charged assault.
The youths were both released from custody with future Court dates.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada prohibits the NRPS from identifying the two arrested and charged youths as they are under 18 years of age.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 10009496.
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