Teenagers face charges in two separate pellet gun shootings at two Toronto schools


TORONTO — Three teenagers are facing charges after separate pellet gun shootings at two schools in Toronto.

In the first incident, police were called to a school in the city’s west end at 12:45 p.m. Monday after a 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury after being shot with a pellet gun.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with weapons dangerous.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, police were called to a second school, also in west Toronto, after a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and arm with a pellet gun on school property.

He was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police found two teenage boys with pellet guns a short distance away.

A 15-year-old suspect is charged with assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous, while a 17-year-old suspect is charged with weapons dangerous.

The shootings are being investigated separately, and officers are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to please contact them.

Police are also reminding people who own pellet or B.B. guns to use them in a safe and legal manner.



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