Police have charged three men with weapons offences in relation to an incident where a number of people were struck by water gel pellets in Halifax last week.
On August 12 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of water gel pellets being fired from a moving vehicle at a group of people on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of Gottingen Street. A number of people were struck but did not require medical treatment.
A short time later, officers located the vehicle on Portland Place and arrested the three occupants. The three men, ages 20, 25 and 36, will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
Police are cautioning people that firing a pellet gun can cause a serious injury and may result in criminal charges. People should also be aware of the dangers of a pellet gun being mistaken for a real firearm by police or bystanders.