Two London men facing charges after tow truck shooting Saturday | CBC News


Two tow truck drivers from London are facing charges after gun shots were allegedly fired at a rival company in south London Saturday.

Around 10:20 p.m., a man driving in a locally owned tow truck was heading southbound on Adelaide Street South near Osgoode Drive, when he was followed by a rival company’s tow truck. An occupant of the rival tow truck discharged six rounds from a handgun at the driver after passing Osgoode Drive. Five rounds struck the man’s tailgate and one round went through his rear windshield, London Police said.

The suspects fled the area and was last seen driving southbound on Dearness Drive. 

London Police were contacted shortly after and obtained a description of the suspect tow truck and evidence that a firearm had been discharged was found in the area. 

Officers worked with Halton Regional Police to track the suspect tow truck into Oakville, Ont., where two men in their 20s were arrested.

Both men have been charged with occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm with intent to injure and possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence, police said.

One man was charged additionally with breach of probation and two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order. The other was charged with failing to comply with a release order and failing to stop for police. 

Both accused are scheduled to appear in London court Monday, police said. 

No injuries were reported to police. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send information anonymously to London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers. 

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