Waterloo Regional Police say an arrest has been made after a gun was discharged in the Kingsway Drive area of Kitchener on Wednesday night.
The police state that just before 9 p.m. they were called to a fight with four adult men, where a gun was fired.
Two people who told CTV News they were at a nearby pizza shop at the time say they heard a commotion outside that appeared to involve violence, prompting them to run out a back exit.
“I just told my friend to come down and then I told him to jump the counter, so we both did and ran away behind the pizza place,” one person told CTV News. “When we were in the back we ran, we just heard a couple of sirens and that’s when we saw the police cars.”
His friend was startled by the whole incident.
“I don’t usually see something like this happen, so it was very shocking.”
An employee at Cash 4 You, a business near the shooting, told CTV News that the front glass door was shattered by a gunshot during the fight.
The glass was replaced in the morning and the shop reopened on Thursday afternoon.
Police say one of the men involved in the altercation suffered minor physical injuries.
Police say all parties involved have been identified and there is no public safety concern.
A 38-year-old man from Kitchener has been arrested and charged with the following:
- Careless use of firearms
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition