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Uniformed officers from the Peel Regional Police 11 Division have arrested and charged a 17 year-old male in possession of a .45 caliber handgun and ammunition.

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded in the area of Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard in the city of Mississauga for a possible gunshot.  Investigation led to the arrest of a 17 year-old male, who was in possession of a Taurus .45 calibre handgun along with a magazine containing ammunition.

The accused has been charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, several firearms related offences as well as Failure to Comply with Probation and Possession of Controlled Substance. The accused has been held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Person charged in this investigation is protected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with Peel Regional Police 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.