Teen charged after allegedly shooting friend by accident while playing with gun


NORTH PERTH, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 15-year-old who they allege accidentally shot a friend while playing with a gun in Perth County.

Investigators allege that the incident happened on Saturday morning, when a group of teens were playing with guns in a field.

They say a 14-year-old was shot and suffered minor injuries.

Police say a 15-year-old from the Municipality of North Perth was charged with careless use of a firearm.

The identity of the 15-year-old is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and police didn’t release the gender of the person charged.

Officers say the teen is due in court at a later date.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 25, 2020.

The Canadian Press