The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could assist in an investigation into a shooting that occurred in Regina shortly after 3:00 a.m. today. A 12 year-old male was taken to hospital with injuries as a result of this incident. Fortunately, the injuries were assessed as non-life-threatening.
Police were dispatched at 3:18 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, to the 1200 block of Garnet Street for a report of gun shots and then yelling in the area. When police arrived, they located a 12 year-old male, who had sustained gunshot injuries. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening. At the same time, other police units responding to the area received information that three males were fleeing the area: one on bicycle and two on foot. One of the suspects, a 14 year-old male, was apprehended by a canine team, taken to hospital for treatment of a dog bite and then released into police custody. A second male, also 12 years old, was apprehended without incident. A third suspect is still at large. An area search for a firearm was negative.
This investigation is ongoing. It is not clear, at this time, what charges may result. Anyone who has information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.