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.”
— York Regional Police (@YRP) July 25, 2016
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.
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.