Indo-Canadian From Abbotsford Charged In Connection With Pellet Gun Attacks

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Harpreet Vaid, 21, faces seven counts each of Discharge of an Air Gun with Intent to Injure and Assault with a Weapon.

ABBOTSFORD – Police in Abbotsford have charged an Indo-Canadian man in hope they’ve put an end to a series of pellet gun attacks earlier this summer.

Harpreet Vaid, 21, faces seven counts each of Discharge of an Air Gun with Intent to Injure and Assault with a Weapon, reported News 1130.

Constable Ian MacDonald says they’re still looking to make more arrests.

“We know that there were, at least at times, two men in the suspect vehicle… But certainly, there is another man out there who’s at least an accomplice for some of these pellet gun attacks. We’re still looking to identify him.”

He admits there’s a chance that person could begin taking pot-shots again, but points out “since we went forward with our first news release on this, which was July 29th, we haven’t had any subsequent attacks.”

In the attacks, pedestrians, cars and homes were hit by the pellets at random. The last shooting was in late July.

At least 15 incidents happened last month; a pellet gun was fired at people, homes, and vehicles from a car in what police have called random attacks.

Nine people have been hurt.

Police believe at least one other person was involved. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-859-5225.