Shady Bay RV Park Shooting – One person was taken into custody as a result of an incident that occurred this week in a trailer park located north of Peterborough, Ontario. During the course of the event, two rounds were fired from a handgun. According to the statements made by the Peterborough County OPP, the event started at 9:30 p.m. on a Wednesday when a bullet went through an empty trailer. To the best of our knowledge, this has never happened before. As a result of this event, there were no recorded injuries.
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, on Thursday, police responded to a second call reporting a gunshot being fired at the trailer park. The complainant reported that the shot was fired from inside the park. Officers arrived and were able to locate the culprit in a short amount of time; he was then put into jail without a fuss. A man from Scarborough, aged 47, is accused of careless use of a firearm, weapon, prohibited equipment, or ammunition, in addition to disregarding a requirement for a license, registration certificate, or authorization. This allegation is made on top of the initial charge.
For both of these offences, the maximum possible term is 14 years in prison. He will be required to show up in court on July 11 in Peterborough, after first having to post bail and then being freed from detention. Thursday afternoon OPP officers stated that there is “no current risk to public safety related to this occurrence.”The Ontario Provincial Police in Peterborough County would like to offer a caution to all lawful gun owners, urging them to exercise the utmost caution anytime they are handling or using their firearms. Always be sure that you are aware of the location of your target, the direction in which your line of fire is going, and what lies beyond it.