Two people have been charged in connection with a firearms incident in Curran, which we reported on last week.
THIS STORY WAS UPDATED ON JULY 8, 2019.
A 40-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Curran have both been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with: Break of Firearms Regulation – Store firearm or restricted weapon (three counts); possession of a prohibited device or ammunition; unauthorized possession of a firearm (three counts); tampering with serial number of a firearm; possession of a firearm knowing Serial Number has been tampered with and unauthorized possession of a weapon.
They were both released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on August 14, 2019.
Investigators seized prohibited and non-prohibited firearms, ammunitions and prohibited weapons.
Shortly before midnight on June 27, 2019 officers were called to a home on Route 11. They located three people suffering various degrees of injuries. One male suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was transported to hospital by United Counties of Prescott-Russell Paramedic Service with life-threatening injuries. A second man was transported to hospital with unspecified life-threatening injuries. The third person, a woman, suffered serious injuries but not considered life-threatening.
A neighbour says she heard two gunshots about 11:45 p.m. and that a man could be heard screaming for help.
The investigation remains ongoing under the direction of Detective Inspector James Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Services (FIS).
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.