Four teens are facing a total of 58 charges in connection with some of the firearms offences that have occurred in Regina in recent days.
Other similar events are still under investigation.
Since Saturday June 18, police have responded to at least 17 calls for service regarding possible gunfire:
- Male arrested while carrying a shotgun – June 21, 2016;
- Four events where windows of houses were shot out – June 18-25, 2016;
- Five events involving pellet guns/CO2 pistols/BB guns (one involving injury to a male) – June 18-26, 2016;
- Five events where reports indicated possible sound of shots or possible sight of firearm, all unsubstantiated at this time – June 20-14, 2016;
- Two events where males were shot and wounded with firearms – June 20th and June 22nd .
As the result of continued investigation into these offences, Regina Police Service members arrested four young men, all between the ages of 13 and 15.
Police say their recent activities match the circumstances of a number of recent firearms calls in the city of Regina.
In the course of this investigation, police seized a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle and a loaded zip-gun which is an improvised firearm.
The accused, two 15 year-olds and one 14 year-old from Regina, and one 13 year-old from Fort Qu’Appelle, cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They are in court on a total of 58 charges. All four are jointly charged with several offences including possession of a prohibited firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm.
All accused appeared in Youth Court Monday morning.