A 17-year-old is facing charges, including attempted murder, after a firearm-related incident in Orillia on Tuesday.
Around 2:00 a.m., Orillia OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call for reports of gunshots at a residence. Officers attended the area and located apparent gunshot holes.
The suspect whose identity is protected under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with:
- Attempt to commit murder
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
The youth has been held in custody.
While a 19-year-old Orillia man is up on one charge – unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.
Police say he has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Orillia court at a later date.
Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and there are no concerns for public safety.
OPP are continuing to investigate this occurrence and ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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