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Niagara Falls teens charged in assault with pellet gun at city park

Niagara Regional Police say the body of a male has been found in Lake Ontario, between the Niagara River and Welland Canal. Global News

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.

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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.

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