Uxbridge man suffers gunshot wound

A man from Uxbridge suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury after being shot over the weekend.

According to Durham Regional Police, on Saturday (Dec. 19) shortly before 9 p.m., a 19-year-old from Uxbridge entered the local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. Police were called and investigators attended the scene and spoke with the victim.

Investigators ascertained that the victim invited the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, over to his residence. While the suspect was allegedly handling the prohibited firearm, there was a discharge which struck the victim.

Police say the victim suffered from a serious but non-life threatening injury.

Officers contacted the friend and found him at a residence in the area of Reach Street and Concession Road 7 in Uxbridge, where he was arrested while still in possession of the firearm.

Keegan Jenkins-Millar, 19, of Cobourg has been charged with: Assault with a Weapon; careless storage; possession of weapon for dangerous purpose; unauthorized possession of a firearm; unauthorized possession of a firearm in a car; loaded prohibited or restricted firearm or with readily accessible ammunition; tampering with serial number-possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number; using firearm in the commission of an offence; careless use of a firearm; and pointing a firearm. He was held for a bail hearing.

If anyone has further information they are encouraged to contact Det. McArthur or D/Cst. Burns of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2676.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.