Alberta teen facing 20 charges after BB gun shooting spree

Sep 22 2020, 8:30 pm

A 19-year-old man in Airdrie is facing 20 criminal code charges after going on a shooting spree with a BB gun.

A release from Airdrie RCMP states that Adam James Ferrier allegedly injured six people with a BB gun — a type of airgun that shoots small metal balls — on the night of Friday, September 18.

Police say that reports of a male suspect who had been shooting people with a BB gun came in around 9:34 pm in the McKenzie Way neighbourhood. The suspect then began making his way towards the downtown core of Airdrie.

When police arrived, Ferrier was seen running away from the scene, and would be found hiding a short while later and arrested without incident.

Three other men were arrested but were released, as police investigations found that they were not involved, the release states.

As a result of the shooting spree, six people were injured, one of which requiring medical attention to remove a BB from their body.

Ferrier has been charged with six counts of discharging an air gun with intent to wound, five counts of assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, trespass at night, two counts of mischief, and three counts breach of probation.

He is expected to appear in court on October 15.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.

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