Monday, October 5, 2009

Shooting in Shelburne

A Shelburne County man will appear in Yarmouth Court today for a bail hearing following a weekend shooting. Forty-nine year old Michael Goulden of Carleton Village is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, careless use of a firearm and pointing a firearm. Goulden was arrested at his house early Sunday morning after a 28-year-old driver of an all terrain vehicle was shot in the back with a twelve gauge shotgun. RCMP say two ATVs were being driven in a reckless manner when a man fired two rounds from a twelve gauge, striking one of the drivers. The gun shot penetrated his clothing and lodged in his back. The victim was treated in hospital and released. His injuries are not considered serious. Police seized a total of 43 firearms from Goulden's residence along with a large quantity of ammunition.