KAWARTHA LAKES-Bancroft OPP is investigating a report pf an adult that had been injured by a stray bullet in the area of Highway 620.
Police received the report of an injured person at a residence on Highway 620 in Wollaston Township on June 25, 2022 shortly before 8:30 p.m. Police and paramedics attended the location and determined that an adult had been struck by a stray bullet and the individual was transported by paramedics to hospital with minor injuries.
Investigation revealed that the incident occurred sometime between 7:40 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. that evening in the area of Ormsby. Police say no one was located in the immediate area but it is possible someone was target shooting in the area.
Police would like to remind the public of their responsibility to follow firearms safety guidelines when hunting or target shooting. Safety guidelines include:
- Always be sure of your target and the area beyond it.
- Always handle firearms with care and attention at all times.
- It is illegal to discharge a firearm from or across the travelled portion of a right of way for public and vehicular traffic. In many parts of Ontario it is also illegal to have a loaded firearm, or discharge a firearm, in any part of the right of way.
Anyone with information regarding this incident and who was responsible for firing a round of ammunition that struck the person should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.