Paintball gun may have been weapon in Saturday night assault

Nancy MacPhee
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Summerside police expect to lay charges in incident soon

This Google maps image shows Industrial Crescent, off Pope Road, in Summerside

SUMMERSIDE — Summerside police are still investigting an assault involving a firearm Saturday evening in the city, and say charges are expected today.

Police responded to a call just before 8 p.m. Saturday on Industrial Crescent off Pope Road where it was reported a man was assaulted with a firearm and a wooden object. A woman was also allegedly assaulted with the same wooden object.

A section of the road was closed for about an hour.

Police are still conducting interviews with witnesses, but did say the firearm involved is believed to have been a paintball gun.

“We anticipate laying charges past tomorrow morning,” Summerside police Deputy Chief Sinclair Walker said Monday.

No shots were fired in the Saturday night incident and there were no serious injuries, though one man was sent to hospital for treatment and was later released.

“He was injured by being hit,” said Walker.

The deputy chief added that those involved are known to each other and he called the incident isolated.

Walker wouldn’t say if alcohol or drugs were involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Summerside police at 432-1201 or Crime Stoppers.

Organizations: Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • same story
    February 25, 2014 - 18:32

    Hey umm, sticks are useful for poking people like you to get a rise out of you. Are you not able to recognize sarcasms when you see it?

  • same story
    February 25, 2014 - 12:11

    A wooden object, would that be a stick ? All guns of all kinds should be banned they are useless and dangerous to women and children

    • umm..
      February 25, 2014 - 14:43

      Should we ban sticks too.. cause they are useless and dangerous to women and children as well? You do realize paintball guns like hockey sticks are used in a recreational sport don't you?

    • SlyFox
      February 25, 2014 - 17:05

      If we use this logic we should also ban automobiles to get impaired driver of the roads.