Barrie resident finds gun in backyard believed used in incident from Saturday morning

Police say five males will be facing a slew of criminal charges

Five males are in custody and police say they will be facing a slew of criminal charges after a gun believed used in an incident around eight o’clock Saturday morning was located by a resident in a backyard on Steel Street.

Around mid-morning, police tweeted an alert to people living in a section of east end Barrie to check their backyards before letting their children out to play due to the possibility a gun was discarded.

Police say the incident is an isolated one. An update from investigators is expected on Tuesday.