12-year-old Oshawa boy charged after making shooting threats over Snapchat: police

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Durham Regional Police say a 12-year-old boy is facing firearm-related charges after allegedly threatening to shoot victims over Snapchat.

Police said officers were shown a video on Feb. 11 in which the threats were made over the social media platform.

“The video contained footage of a firearm and ammunition,” police allege.

A search warrant was served in the Bloor Street East and Ritson Road South area and officers say they seized a gun and ammunition, police said.

Investigators arrested a 12-year-old boy from Oshawa.

He is facing several charges including uttering threats, possessing a restricted or prohibited firearm with no licence or registration certificate, and using a firearm during the commission of an offence, among other firearm-related charges.

There is no word on where the gun came from.


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