Man shot in face with BB gun following argument in Hamilton

A 58-year-old man was taken to hospital after he was shot in the face with a BB gun over the weekend.

Hamilton police were called to a home in the area of Cannon St. East and Wentworth St. North around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers found a man suffering from non-life threatening injuries after being shot with a BB gun.

Police say the shooting happened following a verbal argument between two men.

The victim was treated by paramedics on scene before being transported to hospital. He was later released.

Police were granted a warrant to search the home of the alleged shooter. The Emergency Response Unit was called in to assist with the search.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man. He is wanted for assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and fail to comply with recognizance.

Police say they will release his name once the charges have been “sworn to and brought properly before the Court.”

Anyone with information that could help police with the investigation is asked to contact detectives at 905-546-3816 or 905-546-3833.