Two males face firearms prices for incident close to Leif Erickson Place – Saskatoon

Two people under 20 years of age have been charged by Saskatoon police following a Thursday morning incident near Leif Erickson Place west of downtown.

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) said in an update on Friday afternoon that a 15-year-old and 19-year-old, both male, were taken into custody by officers on Thursday after a heavy police presence and traffic restrictions were established on Rusholme Road between Avenue P North and Avenue M North.

Police have charged the 19-year-old with possession of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, mischief and five other firearm-related charges.

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As for the 15-year-old suspect, he has been charged with recklessly discharging a firearm, pointing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, breach of conditions and two other firearm-related charges.

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Members of the public were requested to avoid the area of ​​Bedford Road between McMillan Avenue and Avenue M North after police received a mischief call at 7:30 am at Leif Erickson Place.

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That’s where police heard a gunshot, according to the update provided by SPS.

Schools in the area were notified about the incident. ED Feehan Catholic High School had activated a perimeter lockdown as a precaution, but it was lifted shortly after.

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After calling in the SPS tactical support unit, investigators found out there were two suspects who had been involved in an altercation at a residence earlier that morning. It resulted in two rounds being fired through a front window.

Police said the front window was broken, which resulted in the call to SPS.

The 19-year-old suspect had fled the scene on a transit bus, but police mentioned that he was arrested shortly after in the downtown area.

Officers found him in possession of a gun.

Members of the tactical support unit were able to safely arrest the 15-year-old individual at the residence. He too was in possession of a firearm.

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No one was injured from the incident.

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