Assault with firearm leads to late night investigation

Ryan Cooke
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A group assault has resulted in a brief hospital stay for one Summerside man, and a police search well into the night on Saturday.

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Summerside Police responded to a call just before 8 p.m. at Industrial Crescent off Pope Road, where it was reported a man was assaulted with a firearm, and a wooden object. A woman was also assaulted with the same wooden object.

Police are still interviewing witnesses trying to determine how the incident unfolded, and what type of  firearm was used.

Police do have names of suspects, and are searching for them as of press time.

Police Chief Dave Poirer, speaking with the Journal Pioneer just before midnight on Saturday, said the incident included "more than two people," but not a number constituting any concern to the public.

"We have suspects' names and we're on the hunt," he said. "We're trying to limit the fears of the public. It was an isolated incident."

There were no shots fired during the incident, and no serious injuries. One man was sent to hospital for treatment, but was later released.

The road was closed off for about an hour following the incident.

With the investigation ongoing into the night, police will release further information as it unfolds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Summerside Police Services or Crime Stoppers.

Organizations: Journal Pioneer, Summerside Police Services, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Summerside

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Recent comments

  • nancy
    February 25, 2014 - 23:05

    for the Alizadeh one why would you be scared when its your own bunch that was in it ..all you are doing is making a fool of yourself. scared of your own family lol thats a joke

  • who was the bad one this time
    February 24, 2014 - 20:04

    thats someone that has nutting to do must been over driugs

  • dd
    February 24, 2014 - 12:27

    Everybody should just calm down,not the end of the world for crying outloud!

  • Michelle
    February 23, 2014 - 21:06

    any updates? did they caught the guys, is everyone safe?

  • Summerside Resident
    February 23, 2014 - 15:15

    Chiefs comments very unprofessional" We are on the hunt" Maybe the investigation is continuing would be more appropriate. What else can one expect from a bunch of unprofessionals we got in our Police Force. I hope noone was seriously injured. Arrests should be made very soon since they have names.

    • Pal
      February 23, 2014 - 16:59

      I guess you have nothing else to do other then worry about how Dave worded his interview, you know that old saying if you kept your mouth shut no one would no you are stupid, What a waste of time

  • don
    February 23, 2014 - 09:55

    well PEI is catching up to the rest of north america. and the bad part is the courts are not ready for this as the governments are still back in the stone age. when these bullies will get time served. but if they get away with they will do it again till someone is killed. it is time the people ORDERS the governments to wake up.

    • Angela Gray
      February 23, 2014 - 15:08

      There were a few stabbings and robberies with weapons already. Ridiculous this is one part of the world I hope PEI never really catches up to.

    • don
      February 24, 2014 - 08:37

      Angela Gray. well it is and the sad part is islanders and government is not ready most still thinks it will never happen here. well "666" is coming here.

  • alizadeh
    February 23, 2014 - 08:13

    how are we supposed to feel safe? I'm terrified to take my kids out side of my home, there are murders, shootings, people stealing cars. this island is just not safe anymore!

    • John
      February 23, 2014 - 17:05

      If you don't feel safe on "this island" then don't move away because you def won't feel safe anywheres else.