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Kingston youth charged after male shot twice with pellet gun at Cataraqui Centre

A 17-year-old Kingston youth allegedly shot someone twice with a pellet gun on Monday.
A 17-year-old Kingston youth allegedly shot someone twice with a pellet gun on Monday. Kingston Police/File

A Kingston youth has been charged after another male was shot twice with a pellet gun outside the Cataraqui Centre Monday night.

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Police say several friends were hanging outside the centre when someone from the group noticed the accused walking in the area. A male in the group then confronted the accused over a previous issue the accused had with a family member of the group member.

According to police, the accused lifted his shirt to expose a pellet gun disguised as a black handgun, when the victim tackled the accused to the ground. The victim was shot twice, once in the head and once in the shoulder.

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Friends of the victim then intervened, taking the gun away and holding a suspect until police arrived. Frontenac paramedics were called and suggested the victim go to the hospital, but police could not confirm whether he did.

The 17-year-old was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and carry a concealed weapon.