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Two face charges after Brookside shooting


A 33-year-old man from Brookside and a 17-year-old from Bay L’Argent have been charged after a shooting on New Year’s Eve in Brookside.

A 16-year-old was seriously injured in the incident.

Monday, the RCMP confirmed that two people have been arrested and charged with multiple offences. The 17-year-old male was charged with attempted murder, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm and breach of a recognizance. The 33-year-old man was charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, possession of a prohibited device without being the holder of a licence, careless use of a firearm and supplying liquor to a minor.

Sgt. Larry Turner of the RCMP’s Burin Peninsula detachment said police responded to a call about the teen’s gunshot wound shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday.

“We responded with three members to assist the ambulance crew from Bay L’Argent. We were there within 20 minutes,” said Turner.

Tuner added that the 16-year-old male had received a close-range shotgun wound to the upper right chest. After first aid was administered by police and paramedics, Turner said the victim was transported to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre.

“We requested a second ambulance from Marystown to meet (the transport en route) to give them a second set of hands on the ambulance.”

He added that the youth was stabilized at the hospital in Burin before being airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre, where he remains critical, yet stable condition.

“They did some amazing work at the hospital there,” he said.    

The two men charged in connection to the incident made their first appearance by way of telephone Monday.

They will appear in Grand Bank provincial court Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Police with the assistance of the major crimes unit out of St. John’s are still investigating the incident, and ask that anyone with information that may be helpful call the RCMP at 709-279-3001 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

A 16-year-old was seriously injured in the incident.

Monday, the RCMP confirmed that two people have been arrested and charged with multiple offences. The 17-year-old male was charged with attempted murder, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm and breach of a recognizance. The 33-year-old man was charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, possession of a prohibited device without being the holder of a licence, careless use of a firearm and supplying liquor to a minor.

Sgt. Larry Turner of the RCMP’s Burin Peninsula detachment said police responded to a call about the teen’s gunshot wound shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday.

“We responded with three members to assist the ambulance crew from Bay L’Argent. We were there within 20 minutes,” said Turner.

Tuner added that the 16-year-old male had received a close-range shotgun wound to the upper right chest. After first aid was administered by police and paramedics, Turner said the victim was transported to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre.

“We requested a second ambulance from Marystown to meet (the transport en route) to give them a second set of hands on the ambulance.”

He added that the youth was stabilized at the hospital in Burin before being airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre, where he remains critical, yet stable condition.

“They did some amazing work at the hospital there,” he said.    

The two men charged in connection to the incident made their first appearance by way of telephone Monday.

They will appear in Grand Bank provincial court Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Police with the assistance of the major crimes unit out of St. John’s are still investigating the incident, and ask that anyone with information that may be helpful call the RCMP at 709-279-3001 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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