Youth arrested in Walpole Island shooting

A 16-year-old from Walpole Island has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Monday afternoon.

Walpole Island Police and Lambton OPP responded to a 911 call at around 2:45 p.m. on Snye Subdivision Road.

It’s alleged the suspect fired a shot inside of a residence, and struck a 15-year-old, sending them to hospital in serious condition.

The accused is facing several charges including criminal negligence causing bodily harm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Police continue to investigate, and said further information will be provided as it becomes available.

The suspect can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.