Four teens charged in Whitby after pedestrians shot at with BB gun

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Published May 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm

Four young men are facing dangerous weapon charges after police say they were shooting at pedestrians from a moving vehicle with a BB gun.

Central West Division officers responded to Thickson Road and Crawforth Street in Whitby early Wednesday evening for reports of an armed person. Witnesses said a group of men were “shooting at pedestrians from a moving vehicle.”

Officers were able to locate the vehicle and took the four men – aged 17 and 18 – into custody.
Investigators are appealing for anyone that witnessed or is a victim of this event to come forward, especially if there is cellphone video or dashcam video.

The four teens have all been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

Anyone with new information that could help investigators is asked to contact D/Cst. Fitzgerald of the Central West Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-579-1520 x 1877.\

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

 

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