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2 men arrested after shooting in Kitchener on Wednesday afternoon

A Waterloo Regional Police vehicle . Ahmad Fareed Khan / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say they have charged two men in connection with a shooting in Kitchener on Wednesday.

Police say several people reported hearing gunshots on Ingleside Drive at around 2:40 p.m.

Read more: Police continue to investigate Monday night gunfire in Kitchener

On Wednesday, police said groups of men were involved in an altercation in which one man was assaulted and another was shot.

They provided further details on Thursday, saying that two men were in a parked car when they were approached by the two suspects. An altercation then ensued where a gun was fired and two men allegedly took off in a stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle is then alleged to have struck a cruiser before the two suspects left on foot.

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One was quickly tracked down while the other was found in a nearby park a short time later.

Both were taken to hospital, as one had suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries while the other had suffered minor injuries.

Police say a 23-year-old man from out of the region is facing several charges including robbery with a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm and discharge firearm with intent to wound.

They say a 22-year-old man has also been charged with robbery with a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

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This is the second time this week that police have been forced to answer a gunshot call.

On Monday, police found evidence of gunfire near Kinzie and Thaler avenues.

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