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3rd teen arrested in connection with Fort Erie shooting

Niagara regional police have arrested a third teenager, a 19-year-old, in connection with a Fort Erie shooting. He faces firearm and assault charges, as well as robbery charges.

19-year-old faces firearm and assault charges, as well as robbery charges

Police previously arrested a 19-year-old man and 16-year-old girl, who face charges of aggravated assault and assault. (Laura Clementson/CBC)

Niagara police have arrested a third teenager, a 19-year-old, in connection with a Fort Erie shooting. 

Police were called to the shooting at Ridge Road N. and Hibbard Street on April 14 around 11:45 p.m. A 23-year-old man had a serious gunshot wound, officers said, and was taken to hospital.

Police said they were searching for three people and arrested two teenagers a couple of days later. 

A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, both from Fort Erie, face charges of aggravated assault and assault.

Police also arrested and charged another 19-year-old man from Fort Erie on Thursday.

The man has been charged with pointing and discharging a firearm, along with other firearm charges including  unauthorized possession, careless use, and possession contrary to a prohibition order.  

He also faces charges of aggravated assault, assault, and robbery. 

The man is expected to appear in court on April 21. 

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