Short-staffed Mistissini police are relieved after a shooting incident ended without bloodshed.
The police received a tip around 1:30 am May 2 that someone was shooting while walking around the community with an arsenal of weapons.
“Shots were fired, and we responded to the scene,” police spokesman Bradley Mianscum said. “We didn’t know exactly where the individual was. We heard people screaming and managed to locate the individual. We saw him behind a house and it sounded like he was loading the firearm. He then started walking towards us, but he didn’t point or shoot and surrendered without any communications.”
A 15-year-old youth was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm for dangerous purposes, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.
Police allege he was carrying a 12-gauge, a .410 single barrel, a .22-pump action and a .22 revolver.
Police said that no one was injured as all shots were fired in the air.