Regina teenager in possession of guns and ammunition faces 22 charges

The Regina Police Service has charged a 16-year-old boy after an investigation this past weekend in Regina.

The youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been given a total of 22 charges, most of which are firearms-related.

Police were first alerted of the situation shortly after midnight on Feb. 28 when they were dispatched to the 2400 block of Parliament Avenue. RPS received a report of a male youth who had just left a residence and may have been in possession of a firearm.

After getting a description of the teenager, officers arrived to the area and located an individual matching the description. Police took him into custody without incident.

Regina police learned that he was on several conditions which include an order that prohibits him from possessing firearms. The investigation led to the discovery of dozens of ammunition rounds of various calibres and three sawed-off guns including two .22-calibre rifles and one 12-gauge shotgun. One of the guns was loaded.

The individual made his first appearance in court on Monday.

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