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Vaughan man charged with pointing gun at picture-taking pedestrians

The incident happened on Feb. 3 around 9:30 p.m. when two friends were talking in a Vaughan neighbourhood
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Investigators with York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a man after he pointed a shotgun at pedestrians in the City of Vaughan.

On Feb. 4, 2024, the complainant called police after he learned that his son and a friend had a firearm pointed at them and threats made while they were out walking the previous evening. It was learned that on Feb. 3, 2024, at approximately 9:45 p.m., the youths were walking in the area of Pine Valley Drive and Pine Heights Drive taking photos of themselves when they were approached by the suspect who had exited a nearby home. They say the suspect pointed a shotgun at them while telling them to leave the area. As the pair began to walk away, the suspect drove onto the sidewalk in front of them and again made a threatening remark before driving away.

Investigators located the suspect and charged Elton Lamce, 44, of Vaughan with possession of a weapon, uttering threats and pointing a firearm. A warrant was executed at his residence and a number of firearms were seized, including the shotgun.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or by going online.