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(VIDEO:) Gun can be heard being fired in footage of parking lot brawl

Incident happened early Saturday morning in the parking lot of The Manor

(UPDATED: This story has been updated from the original version with more details from police.)

WARNING: This article contains video and language that some may find offensive.

Three people face a combined 32 charges after a gun was fired during a parking lot dispute outside The Manor strip club on Silvercreek Parkway South early Saturday morning, marking the second shooting there in the past two weeks.

No gunshot wounds were reported this time around, notes Guelph Police Service spokesperson Scott Tracey, though a male was treated for on-scene for minor injuries.

A nearby resident who recorded video of the 2:20 a.m. incident said he decided to take out his phone after hearing a physical altercation. At the time, he said he could hear someone else on the phone with police.

In the video, someone can be seen being knocked to the ground and kicked.

A police news release explains one of the involved males pulled out a gun and pistol-whipped another male.

“I’m moving the second my lease is up,” said the person who sent in the video, who didn't want their name used for safety reasons.

Police arrived moments after a gunshot can be heard in the video, sending people running.

As a result of its investigation, police charged two men and one woman. As noted in the news release, they were arrested at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday when police executed a search warrant at a residential apartment on Vanier Drive, as well as a vehicle in the parking lot.

During the search, police recovered a 9mm handgun.

A 29-year-old Guelph man is charged with discharging a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, weapons dangerous and possession of ammunition.

Another Guelph man, age 31, is charged with careless storage of a firearm, firearm tampering with serial number and possession of firearm readily available.

A 23-year-old Oshawa woman is charged with careless storage of a firearm, careless storage of ammunition, firearm tampering with serial number and possession of firearm readily available.

It was the second reported shooting in the same parking lot in two weeks. 

The incidents are unrelated, police believe.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Oct. 2, a male was shot during a physical altercation with another man. The victim, police note, was released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.



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