3 arrested after pellet gun fired in Summerside, hitting 7 people

Three youths in Summerside have been arrested after people reported being shot by ammo from a pellet gun near a local convenience store, according to police.

Around 12:15 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a call that someone had been shot “with a projectile from a pellet gun” at a Granville Street convenience store.

Police said they found at least six more victims when they got to the area. 

None of the seven people had serious injuries, police said.

“Witness statements indicated there were three youth in the area who were discharging an airsoft gun at people in the area of the convenience store,” Summerside police said in a news release.

All three of the youth who were arrested were released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

Their names, as well as the names of any victims or witnesses under the age of 18, cannot be released because of provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

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