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Man shot with pellet gun

South Simcoe police

South Simcoe police

INNISFIL – A man was shot with a pellet gun and robbed of his car last Wednesday night on the 10th Line, near Lake Simcoe.

South Simcoe police called at 8 p.m. on April 19 arrived to find a man with several pellet gun wounds to his shoulder.

The man told officers that he saw two youths walking along the side of the road and, knowing one, stopped to talk to them. The one he knew got into the car behind him, then pulled a pellet gun and demanded money, police said.

The victim was shot numerous times, but was able to escape from the vehicle.  Police say the youth then jumped behind the wheel , drove the car into a ditch and ran off.

The man was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Officers quickly found the youth and arrested the  17-year-old Innisfil resident. He was charged with robbery with a firearm, pointing a firearm, weapons dangerous, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and theft over $5,000, and held for a bail hearing.