Police arrest two suspects in Orange Mill Ct. shooting

December 22, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Orangeville Police have made two arrests in connection with a shooting that took place on Orange Mill Court on November 27.

Last Friday, December 15, police went to an Orangeville residence where one person was arrested and taken into custody.

“Our investigative team has worked diligently to bring the investigation to this point. We are thankful to members of the public who have provided valuable assistance to our team,” said Chief Wayne Kalinski after the initial arrest.

The 17-year-old youth was charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, uttering threats and possession of weapons dangerous.

The youth was released on $11,000 bail on December 18, under several conditions including remaining under house arrest and not possessing or using a cell phone, computer, or any device with internet access.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for a second suspect and on Wednesday, the teenager surrendered to police at the Orangeville Police Service and was arrested.

The second suspect has been charged with attempted murder, using a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The accused youth was held in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations.

“We have now arrested the two individuals responsible for this very serious incident. Our investigative team has done a terrific job bringing them before the court,” said Chief Kalinski.

The suspects cannot be named under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

On Monday, November 27, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police received a call from a citizen reporting what was believed to be gunshots heard in the area of Third Street and Fourth Avenue. Police attending the area were directed to an Orange Mill Court residence where a man was suffering from gunshot wounds to his back. The man, in his early 50’s, was subsequently transported to hospital by air ambulance with what were thought to be life-threatening injuries. However, he was released from hospital a few days later.

Police do not believe the shooting was a random event.

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