Pellets fired from moving vehicle, three charged

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.

Source: Release

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