Charges laid after gunshots in north London neighbourhood
London police have laid charges against two men after gunshots rang out on a quiet cul-de-sac early Tuesday.
Officers were called the area of Briar Court and Thistlewood Drive shortly after 1 a.m. for reports of gunfire.
Out of concern for the safety of residents, police established a perimeter around the area.
The occupants of a home on Briar Court surrendered to police a couple of hours later and two males were arrested.
No one was injured in the incident, but three parked vehicles were damaged.
After a search of the home, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, 1,495 rounds of ammunition, three .223 caliber rifle magazines and seven Glock .45 caliber handgun magazines were seized.
London police Const. Ken Steeves says, "What's more concerning is that there are so many types of bullets, rounds of ammunition, and no weapons...even after charges are laid the investigation is not complete. We still have a lot of questions."
As a result of the incident, 32-year-old Joseph Haddad of London, has been charged with:
- weapons dangerous
- discharge a firearm in a reckless manner
- careless use of firearm
- two counts of careless storage of firearm/weapon/prohibited device
- three counts of mischief under $5,000
Meanwhile, Khalil Haddad, 48, of London, was charged with two counts of careless storage of firearm/weapon/prohibited device.
Steeves adds that while the wepons were legally owned, it was the manner in which they were used that was illegal.
Both suspects were being held in custody ahead of scheduled court appearances on Wednesday.