Saskatoon police cost man in alleged capturing close to faculty


Saskatoon police have charged a 31-year-old man in an alleged shooting near a school.

The shooting was reported to police around 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Upon arrival, officers found evidence that a gun had been fired, according to Saskatoon Police Service (SPS).

A man who had a gun with him was taken into custody near the intersection of Avenue Y and 33rd Street, SPS said in a news release.

There were no reported injuries, SPS said

The school went into lockdown as a precaution during the incident. The shooting was not believed to be connected to the school.

The man is facing eight charges, including assault with a weapon, use of a weapon while committing an indictable offence and possession of a loaded, restricted firearm.

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