That second pellet gun incident police were investigating? It never happened.
On November 20th, Barrie Police Service was told that a male had been shot in the eye by what was believed to be a small calibre pellet-type gun.
But the following day, an officer from the Huronia West Detachment of the OPP was investigating a multi-vehicle collision on County Road 90 in Springwater Township when a motorist approached to report that he too had been shot at by what was believed to have been a person in a passing car.
Following an investigation, Barrie Police have now charged the motorist in the second report, a 19-year-old Essa man, with aggravated assault, pointing a firearm, three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, and five counts of assault with a weapon. These charges relate to several incidents, including the shooting which occurred on November 20th in Barrie.
The 19-year-old also faces a charge of public mischief for the false report of having been shot with a pellet gun on November 21st.
As well, a 21-year-old Innisfil man has been charged with aggravated assault, pointing a firearm, three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, and five counts of assault with a weapon.
Both men appeared in Court in Barrie today for a bail hearing.