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Saskatoon police arrest two for gun use

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Saskatoon police arrested two men in separate incidences of illegal gun use Friday night and early Saturday morning.

The first incident took place on the 200 block of Avenue V South shortly before 10 p.m., where police say a 17-year-old boy pointed a gun at several teenagers walking by.

The teen was arrested and a BB gun was recovered.

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The arrest took place outside the home of Jennifer Altenberg, head of the Pleasant Hill Community Safety Association.

“It feels good to know that the pistol is off the streets but where there is one there’s many more so we need to look for ways for our young people to have more positive experiences,” Altenberg said.

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“It’s really terrifying actually as a mother … that youth have access to guns.”

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The second incident occurred before 1 a.m. in the 3300 block of Fairlight Drive.

Police say they were responding to a report of a man waving a firearm. When they approached the scene, the suspect fled in a vehicle. The police gave chase and the driver was arrested on Whitecap Crescent.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with, among other things, impaired driving, careless use of a firearm and possession of a controlled drug. A rifle was recovered.

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