August 14, 2019 11:45 am

Guelph woman shot with BB gun while walking with her children: police

Guelph police say a woman was shot in the leg with a BB gun on Tuesday afternoon.

Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say a woman was reportedly shot in the leg with a BB gun on Tuesday afternoon while walking with her four children.

According to police, the mother and her kids were on a path on the south side of the Eramosa River between Gordon Street and Victoria Road.

Police said the 44-year-old woman was shot just before 3:30 p.m. at about the halfway point of the path.

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She reportedly called police right away, but officers could not track down possible suspects once they arrived.

The woman did not require medical attention, according to a police spokesperson.

Police said the suspect was believed to be on the north side of the river and was wearing a blue sweatshirt at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-824-1212. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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