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Old February 4th, 2007, 23:21   #1
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Two young men have been charged with weapons offences after a pedestrian was hit by an object from a passing car in downtown St. John's, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

A man reported he had been struck while he was walking on Duckworth Street.

The RNC said it believed the unspecified object came from a soft air gun.

Soft air guns also called airsoft guns by some manufacturers are weapons that typically fire pellets. They include weapons used for recreation, such as paintball, and for training. They are also commonly used in film and TV productions as replicas of more powerful weapons.

The RNC said two men a 20-year-old Mount Pearl man and a 19-year-old resident of neighbouring Paradise have each been charged with one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

The two are scheduled to appear in court on March 15.

Two young men have been charged with weapons offences after a pedestrian was hit by an object from a passing car in downtown St. John's, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

A man reported he had been struck while he was walking on Duckworth Street.

The RNC said it believed the unspecified object came from a soft air gun.

Soft air guns also called airsoft guns by some manufacturers are weapons that typically fire pellets. They include weapons used for recreation, such as paintball, and for training. They are also commonly used in film and TV productions as replicas of more powerful weapons.

The RNC said two men a 20-year-old Mount Pearl man and a 19-year-old resident of neighbouring Paradise have each been charged with one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

The two are scheduled to appear in court on March 15.

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"The RNC believes that there may have been other incidents involving these soft air guns," police said in a statement Friday.

Investigators are asking for the public to contact the RNC if they know of such incidents.
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