SASKATOON — Two people are facing firearms charges after an incident that saw a heavy police presence at Leif Erickson Place Friday.
On March 31 at approximately 7:30 a.m., police received a mischief call to Leif Erickson Place, near Rusholme Road. Upon arrival, officers heard a gunshot, and the Tactical Support Unit was called in to assist. Investigators learned two suspects had been involved in an altercation at the residence earlier that morning, which involved two rounds being fired through a front window. The front window was then broken, resulting in the call to police.
One of the suspects, a 19-year-old male, fled the scene on a transit bus and was arrested downtown shortly afterwards. He was found to be in possession of a firearm.
TSU and patrol officers were then able to safely take a 15-year-old male into custody, at the residence. He was found to also be in possession of a firearm.
After an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit, the 19-year-old male faces charges of possession of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, mischief and five other firearm related charges.
The 15-year-old male is charged with recklessly discharging a firearm, pointing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, breach of conditions, and two other firearm related charges.
The incident had resulted in a heavy police presence at Leif Erickson Place. Traffic restrictions were in place on Rusholme Road between Avenue P North and Avenue M North. The public was asked to avoid the area extending to Bedford Road between McMillan Avenue and Avenue M North and schools in the area were notified.