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Attacked with cayenne pepper and pellet gun at Levis Park

Attacked with cayenne pepper and pellet gun at Levis Park

Two minors and a major suspect have been arrested in connection with the attacks in Maréchal-Joffre Park in Lévis.

The events took place on July 3 when two groups of youths were in the park.

One suspect then sprays one victim with cayenne pepper, then another man points a pellet gun and fires projectiles at the second victim, according to the Lewis Township Police Department.

The two arrested minors were released subject to several conditions to be respected. As for the boy, he will appear in a Quebec court.

The three suspects have been charged with pointing a firearm, aggravated assault, reckless use of a firearm, threatening to cause a riot, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and conspiracy.

The home of one of the suspects was raided, which made it possible to seize evidence confirming the crimes, Lewes police noted.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are looking for other witnesses or victims of the incident. Any information can be sent to (418) 832-2911 or by using our confidential line TEL-LIEN (418) 835-5436.

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