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Man arrested after shots fired at car with children inside

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm EST

A car is seen in a ditch in King Township after someone fired shots at the vehicle on Feb. 16, 2017. CITYNEWS

York regional police have charged a 20-year-old man suspected of shooting at a car that had two children inside in King City on Thursday morning.

A driver called 911 after his car was shot at near King Road and 8th Concession Road shortly before 8 a.m. There were no injuries to the man or his two children aged 10 and 14.

The suspect ran away, but was arrested in a nearby wooded area after he was tracked by police dogs.

On Friday, Thulani Moncrieffe of no fixed address was charged with several offences, including three counts of attempted murder, pointing a firearm and failure to comply with a probation order.

“This quick arrest demonstrates how well our frontline officers work together with officers in our specialty units as a highly-trained and highly-effective team,” Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a release.

“I am proud of the work our dedicated officers do each and every day.”

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone who may have captured the incident on a dashcam or surveillance camera to call them.

Police said King Road would be closed from Highway 27 to 7th Concession Road for several hours for the investigation.

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February 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm