No one injured in drive-by shooting near Cobalt; suspect in custody

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A 27-year-old suspect from Lorrain Township is accused of driving by a neighbour's residence and firing a gun.

The Temiskaming detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police said the incident took place the evening of Sept. 5 on Highway 567, south of Cobalt. The suspect was at a residence and was driven home after consuming alcohol.

"Once inside the residence, the individual retrieved a firearm and fled in a vehicle on Highway 567," police said in a news release Tuesday.

"Further investigation revealed that while the accused was driving by a neighbour's residence, the gun was fired."

Police arrested the 27-year-old around 9:30 p.m. and the accused was taken to police headquarters.

The accused is now charged with several offences, including impaired driving, weapons possession, careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon, and driving without insurance.

"The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded," police said. "No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident."

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Temiskaming Shores.

The OPP reminds motorists that any amount of alcohol or drug can impair one's ability to drive. If you observe a suspected impaired driver, please call 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 and report it.