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Man facing 20 charges in Airdrie BB gun incident

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 at 6:58 am MDT

AIRDRIE – A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a BB gun shooting spree in Airdrie injured six people on Friday night.

RCMP said Adam James Ferrier is facing 20 charges including assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, mischief and breach of probation.

Ferrier is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Oct. 15.

Police said they were called around 9:30 p.m. Friday to reports of several men with a gun.

They said hey activated an emergency response team, searching for the suspects with dogs while also receiving help from a Calgary police helicopter.

Anyone in Airdrie’s downtown core was told to shelter-in-place, while others nearby were asked to stay inside.

By 11:45 p.m., police said four men were arrested and the shelter-in-place order was lifted. An investigation found the other three men were not involved.

Six people were injured in the BB gun shootings that began in the McKenzie Way neighbourhood before moving downtown.