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A woman near Toronto charged after shooting Pokémon Go players with pellet gun

Eric Wainwright Jul 25, 2016 4:26 am
Shooting pokemon go players

Yes, that’s a real headline.

According to York Regional Police, “A 29-year-old woman from the Town of Newmarket has been charged after people playing Pokemon GO on Main Street in the Town of Newmarket were shot at with a pellet gun.”

Last Saturday night, July 23rd, York Regional Police received a 9-1-1 call informing them that someone had been seen on the roof of a two story apartment building shooting a handgun style pellet gun at Pokémon Go players in the area just 45 minutes north of downtown Toronto.

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According to the police, it is thought that a minimum of four shots were fired, but none of the Pokémon Go were hit and no injuries are being reported.

29-year-old Patricia Champagne has been charged with both:

  • Assault With a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

No reason for the shooting has been given. But we assume there is not a good one.

Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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