Two youth charged after paintball incident in Acton

Published April 25, 2022 at 9:58 am

On April 23, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to the area of the Acton Arena on Queen St. East and Tanners Dr. following reports that occupants in a vehicle were shooting paintballs at pedestrians.

Police say the vehicle left the area but returned a short time later and began shooting paintballs again, targeting people on foot.

As a result, two victims were struck by the paintballs, causing injuries.

Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle and arrested two suspects.

A 15-year-old male from Georgetown and a 16-year-old male from Halton Hills were arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Both males were released on an undertaking, according to police.

Two paintball guns, numerous paintballs and other paintball gun equipment were seized by officers.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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