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Lethbridge man arrested after SCS paintball shooting incident

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Lethbridge Police have arrested a local man in connection to a drive-by paintball shooting outside the Supervised Consumption Site (SCS) over the weekend.

Early Saturday (Aug. 24), someone in a white pick-up truck fired several paintballs from the moving vehicle, hitting an SCS staff member and narrowly missing two clients.

Police say the female staff member was hit multiple times in the leg, arm, torso and face. Following the initial assault, the truck returned within a few seconds and additional paintballs were fired at clients walking along 1st Avenue South, causing them to hit the ground and seek cover behind vehicles.

Police received numerous tips after they issued details of the incident.

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On Sunday, officers went to a home and arrested one person and also seized the paintball gun believed to have been used.

29 year old Jesse John James Bulman of Lethbridge is facing charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and causing mischief to property.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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