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Teen charged in firearm incident

London police say a 16-year-old boy is facing charges after a disturbance in the northeast end of the city led to police seizing a sawed off shotgun.

Police were called to a home on Rhine Avenue around 1:35 a.m. Wednesday by a citizen who reported hearing a gunshot. Prior to the sound of the gunshot, there had been a disturbance outside a nearby home.

Several officers responded to the scene and one person was arrested.

No injuries were reported.

A search of the home led to the seizure of a 12-gauge single barrel sawed off shotgun, a rifle scope, and three cellular phones.

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with discharging a firearm in a reckless manner, possession of a firearm other than a restricted or prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, and careless storage of a firearm.

The teen is to appear in court January 26.

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