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Youth charged in connection with incidents where BB gun rounds were fired at northside properties


Lethbridge Police have charged a 15-year-old male in connection with multiple incidents where BB gun rounds were fired at residential properties.

Overnight January 22-23 BB gun shots were fired at an emergency exit door at Blue Sky Lodge along the 1400 block of 16 Avenue North. The window in the door was shot a second time the following night and a third incident was reported the afternoon of January 25 after multiple shots struck an elderly resident’s bedroom window. No one was injured in any of the incidents.

An additional incident occurred at a private residence along the 1100 block of 18 A Street North on January 23 after the occupants heard a loud crack and discovered their kitchen window had been shot with a BB round. No one was injured. On January 25, the homeowner contacted police reporting a male was in the back alley and appeared to be carrying a gun. Police attended and located a male matching the subject’s description a short distance away. The male was arrested and police subsequently seized a BB gun and cartridges.

Following further investigation the male was charged in connection with the above incidents.

A 15-year-old Lethbridge male, who cannot be identified, is charged with possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, carrying a concealed weapon, intentionally discharging a firearm/knowingly being reckless and four counts of mischief under $5,000. The youth remains in custody at this time awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.


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