Man charged after incident involving possible gunshots from moving vehicle

RCMP have charged a 42-year-old Edmonton man after they received reports of a firearm being fired from a half ton truck going west.

That incident happened Nov. 15 at around 4 pm.

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“There was a report from a person from Guernsey,” said Cst. Geoff Applegate with the Humboldt-Lanigan RCMP. “As they were walking in town, they heard gunshots and believed them to coming from a vehicle that has just passed along the highway.”

The Lanigan RCMP put out a bulletin and together with the Saskatoon RCMP set up a traffic stop near Colonsay, where they were able to locate the truck.

“As a result of that traffic stop, three males were taken into custody,” Applegate said. “A handgun was recovered along with drug paraphernalia and a small amount of drugs.”

After an investigation, one of the men were charged with possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, weapons possession contrary to an order, public mischief and simple possession of methamphetamine.

The man has since been released and is waiting for a court date in Saskatoon Provincial Court. The handgun seized remains in police custody.

Applegate said nobody was injured and police have no further public safety concerns.

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