19-year-old man charged after Airdrie BB gun-related ‘active shooter’ investigation

Airdrie RCMP first responded to reports of an active shooter Sept. 18, 2020. They said the weapons involved were BB guns. Global News

A man is facing charges after six people were injured in what was initially reported as an “active shooter” incident Friday night.

RCMP said officers received several calls about a man with a gun after 9:30 p.m.

“This shooting spree started at a few residences in the McKenzie Way neighbourhood and proceeded to the downtown core,” RCMP said.

All injuries are believed to be from BB guns.

Four men were taken into custody at 11:45 p.m., and the shelter in place order for downtown Airdrie was lifted.

Three of the men were released.

Charges are pending against the fourth man: a 19-year-old man from Airdrie, who remains in custody. Police identified him Sunday as Adam James Ferrier and said he was charged with:

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  • six counts of discharging an air gun with intent to wound
  • five counts of assault with a weapon
  • aggravated assault
  • using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence
  • possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • trespassing at night
  • two counts of mischief
  • three counts of breaching probation

He is scheduled for court on Oct. 15.

Airdrie RCMP Police Dog Services, the Emergency Response Team, and the Calgary Police Service HAWCS helicopter were called in to assist in the search.

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