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Stray bullets hit business, two face charges

They were target practicing with rifles in the backyard of a nearby residence
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TOWNSHIP OF ADJALA-TOSORONTIO - On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at approximately 3:39 p.m., members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the Nottawasaga Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team and a Scenes of Crime officer, all responded to a weapons complaint at a local business in Adjala-Tosorontio Township.

It was reported that a stray firearm round had stuck the business in the area of the second floor. When officers arrived, a second stray round was found to have struck the businesses front door. The business was open at the time of the incident, fortunately there were no injuries.

Through further police investigation, two male suspects were arrested. It was determined that they were target practicing with rifles in the backyard of a nearby residence and were unaware that their stray bullets were hitting the business.

Alexander Broadhead, age 28 of Adjala-Tosorontio and Joshua Broadhead, age 31 of New Tecumseth have been charged with discharging a firearm in a reckless manner and careless use of firearm. All firearms, ammunition and firearm licences were surrendered to police.

They were released from custody and will attend a future court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford.

The Nottawasaga OPP would like to remind the public that anyone operating a firearm is responsible for the rounds that they fire and that they need to be sure of their target and beyond.