Baker Lake youth charged with firearms offences following gunshots near schools

Police blocked off area Monday night, mayor told residents to stay away

RCMP charged a Baker Lake youth on Monday with firearms offences, following reports that shots were fired near the schools. (File Photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A Baker Lake youth faces a slew of firearms charges following reports of gunshots fired near the community’s schools, the RCMP says.

Police received reports of shots being fired near the schools on Monday evening at 9:20 p.m., the RCMP said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Officers arrived, blocked off the surrounding area and called the mayor to tell residents not to enter that area, RCMP said.

A male youth was quickly found and arrested, RCMP stated. Police did not say the age of the accused.

He faces the following offences: discharge of a firearm with intent, reckless discharge of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm and knowledge of unauthorized possession.

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  1. Posted by And the Parents? on

    If this youth is too young to be named, then where are the charges to the parent(s)? Youth are not legally allowed to own firearms. Whoever owns the firearm, which I’m assuming is a parent, should be charged with Careless Storage of a Firearm.

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