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Woolwich paintball shootings did not target Mennonites, police say

FILE PHOTO: A Mennonite horse and buggy on travels on the side of the road near St. Jacobs, Ont., just north of Waterloo on March 31, 2012. .
FILE PHOTO: A Mennonite horse and buggy on travels on the side of the road near St. Jacobs, Ont., just north of Waterloo on March 31, 2012. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adam Gagnon

Waterloo Regional Police say the recent paintball shootings of a school and a horse and buggy in Woolwich Township were related but did not target the Mennonite community.

Police say they have made arrests and that their investigation led them to a home in Wellington County where officers seized a paintball gun as well as 202 paintballs.

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They say a man and three minors are facing charges of mischief under $5,000 in connection with the horse and buggy incident on Dec. 29.

Police have said that the occupants of a white pickup truck repeatedly fired paintballs at a horse and buggy as it travelled down a path near Lions Park, which is located near Whippoorwill and Barnswallow drives in Elmira.

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A week earlier, Floridale Parochial School was also vandalized by someone with a paintball gun.

Police say four youths have been jointly charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offence as well as mischief under $5,000 in connection to the incident at the school on Dec. 22.