A pair of teens from Niagara Falls are facing assault charges after another youth was hit by pellet gun fire in a city park.
Niagara Regional Police say the offences stem from a Saturday afternoon altercation at Chippawa Lions Park on Welland Street.
Investigators say an argument escalated into violence, resulting in a teen boy pulling out a BB gun and firing it multiple times at another male. The victim was then punched and kicked by the shooter and another boy.
The 16-year-old who was attacked was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injures.
The teen who fired the gun is also accused of firing an air gun.