On August 25, 2020, at 8:26 pm, The Pas RCMP responded to a report of an adult male shot in the face with a pellet gun.
The adult male was walking on Fischer Avenue when he was approached by three male youths asking for a cigarette. After declining to hand one over, the youngest of the group, a 13-year-old, shot the victim in the face with a pellet gun, approximately 5 times.
The three suspects then took off running to the rear of The Pas Legion, where the victim caught up to them. Officers arrived shortly after and arrested all three suspects; the 13-year-old shooter and two 16-year-olds.
A search of the suspects and the immediate area, turned up three pellet handguns and numerous CO2 cartridges. All three suspects were under the influence of alcohol.
The victim suffered minor injuries.
The 13-year-old male was arrested and is facing charges of Assault with Weapon, Careless use of firearm, Pointing a firearm, Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose and Failing to comply with a release order.
The 16-year-old males are each facing charges of Assault with Weapon, Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and Carrying concealed weapon.
All three suspects were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in The Pas Provincial Court today.
The Pas RCMP continues to investigate.