An Essa Township teen has been charged in connection to both incidences reported below: being the shooter in the first, and making up the second.
Barrie Police say the 19-year-old is facing a list of charges including Possession of a Firearm and Assault With A Weapon in connection to the November 20th shooting of a man in Barrie. Charges were also laid in connection to the falsification of a report the following day.
Barrie Police are comparing notes with the OPP after a second pellet gun-related incident in the area.
A motorist told OPP last evening he had been shot at and hit by multiple pellets fired from a passing vehicle. He did not require medical attention.
The vehicle is described as a light green Honda Civic hatchback, similar to the vehicle outlined below.
This incident happened around 7:00 Wednesday evening on County Road 90 near Don Ross Drive, east of Angus.
The victim in the first incident, who was shot in the eye, has been released from hospital but will receive medical treatment for quite some time.
Police are looking for a light green car after a pedestrian was shot in the eye with what might have been a BB gun.
Around 9:30 Monday night, the victim was walking along Cundles Road near Sunnidale, when he says a light green 2-door compact car pulled up and turned on its four-ways. The victim approached the vehicle, believing the driver needed help, but was instead shot from within, by what appears to be a pellet gun.
The victim suffered serious injury to his right eye. Paramedics rushed him to hospital with what is being called a potentially life-altering injury.
Police are attempting to locate the vehicle in question, and say it could be a Honda or Toyota. There is no suspect description.
Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Dave Berriault of the Barrie Police at (705)725-7025, ext 2518, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)