Three Arrested with Rifle in Oshawa, Face 35 Charges

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Three males from Toronto face a combined 35 charges after a rifle was pointed at a group of people on an Oshawa street.

On Friday, September 30, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers in Central East Division responded to the area of Simcoe Street South and First Avenue in Oshawa regarding an armed person. A bus driver observed a grey Dodge Caravan travelling southbound on Simcoe Street South with a male inside the van appearing to fire a rifle towards a crowd of people at a nearby convenience store. The van continued into a parking lot just south of First Avenue and was quickly surrounded by responding officers. Three suspects were arrested and a Kel Tec 9mm rifle was seized after being located hidden under a seat. Police also seized a quantity of drugs from the van.

Investigators searched the area and found no evidence that the weapon had been fired. There were no injuries or property damage reported.

Sumeed SYED, age 20, of  Toronto, Abul SYED, age 21, of  Toronto, and Liam ABDELMOUMEN, age 18, of Scarborough, are charged with a combined total 35 offences, including: Possession of Weapons Dangerous; Pointing a Firearm; Carry Concealed Weapon; Possession of Restricted Firearm; and Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking. All three were held for bail hearings.

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