Media Release. Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Firearms Scare in Innisfil

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service was called regarding two males carrying guns and putting on masks and body armour in the area of Shore Acres Drive and 20th Sideroad in Innisfil. Minutes later, the caller reported hearing multiple gunshots and a loud scream.
Upon arrival, police located the two suspects who were taken into custody without incident. Officers determined the males were playing paintball in a field prior to police arrival. Police located multiple paintball guns, a replica plastic hunting knife, body armour and other paintball accessories.

As a result of the investigation, a 17-year-old Innisfil youth and a 24-year-old man from Mississauga were charged with Engage in a Prohibited Activity on Premises under the Trespass to Property Act. They were released at the scene.

Seeing weapons in public is a scary experience for citizens who don’t know the weapons are fake. When police receive a call regarding weapons in public, we have to treat the incident as if it’s a real gun until we confirm otherwise. Please be safe and keep your paintball activity at a paintball facility.

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 63 calls for service.