Shady Bay RV Park shooting – One person has been charged in connection with an event that occurred this week in a trailer park that is located north of Peterborough, Ontario. The incident involved the firing of a pistol twice. The Peterborough County OPP reports that the first incidence occurred on Wednesday evening at 9:30 p.m. when a round entered an empty trailer. This was the first occurrence to take place. There were no reports of anyone being injured in the incident. The Ontario Provincial Police have stated that on Thursday, police responded to another complaint alleging that a firearm had been discharged at the trailer park.
As soon as the officers came, they were able to find the suspect and take him into custody without any further complications. A man, aged 47, from Scarborough has been charged with two offenses: careless use of a firearm, weapon, forbidden device, or ammunition, and disobedience of a requirement of a license, registration certificate, or authorization. Both accusations have a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 11 in Peterborough after receiving bail and receiving the release from custody.
On Thursday afternoon, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) verified that there is “no current risk to public safety related to this occurrence.”The Ontario Provincial Police in Peterborough County would like to send out a reminder to registered gun owners that they should always use extreme caution whenever they are in possession of and using their firearms. Always make sure that you are aware of your target, the direction in which your line of fire is pointing, and what is located beyond your target.
Despite the fact that the police did not specifically name the RV park on their statement, the Shady Bay RV site on Buckhorn Road posted a message on its Facebook page claiming that the situation was under control. It has been stated on the official Facebook page for the campground that “the camper involved is no longer in the park and is in custody.”