Trenton man facing new charge in nail gun shooting

A man accused of shooting a co-worker in the back with a nail gun on a Pictou County construction site is facing a new charge in connection with the incident.

According to The Chronicle Herald, the RCMP have charged Shawn Wade Hynes with assault with a weapon causing bodily harm.

This is in addition to the previous charge of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Hynes was scheduled for election or plea Monday morning, but Hynes' lawyer told the court he was unaware of the new charge until that morning, so the matter has been adjourned until March 25.

This is the third time the case has been rescheduled since January.

A 21-year-old man was injured September 19, 2018 when he was struck in the back with a nail fired from a nail gun.

The young man required emergency surgery after his lung was punctured.

He was hospitalized for four days.