OPP investigating shots fired near soccer field

Police have concluded their investigation after gun shots were fired and witnesses say “multiple projectiles … whistled through” a local soccer field last week.

On June 4 at about 6:56pm Wellington County OPP received a call regarding multiple gunshots heard at the Puslinch Community Centre soccer fields located on Brock Road in Aberfoyle, while children were playing.

“Almost immediately afterwards, multiple projectiles were reported to have whistled through the field,” states a Puslinch Minor Soccer Club (PMSC) executive message sent to members the day following the incident.

“All those present immediately took cover and OPP arrived to assess the situation.”

Police say officers patrolled the area and located three males at a nearby farm target shooting. Play resumed after the 45-minute delay and there were no injuries reported.

“We are confident this will be an isolated event and that the Puslinch Community Centre will remain a safe and fun environment for all our PMSC members and their families,” states the club letter.

Wellington County OPP along with the Chief Firearms Office conducted an investigation in to the incident. No criminal offence took place and the safety of the public was not in jeopardy.