Thursday, January 21, 2021

OPP: Teen injured after a firearm was discharged on Walpole Island

Lambton OPP officials allege: On January 11, 2021 at approximately 2:45 p.m. members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to assist the Walpole Island First Nation Police Service with a 911 call on Snye Subdivision Road on Walpole Island First Nation.

Initial investigation revealed a firearm was discharged inside the residence and struck a 15-year-old.

The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

A 16-year-old of Walpole Island First Nation was arrested and charged with Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm, Careless Use of Firearm, Possession of Prohibited Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Firearm, and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, pursuant to the Criminal Code.

The Walpole Island First Nation Police Service and the Lambton OPP are continuing to investigate.

Any further updates will be provided at a later date.

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