Man hospitalized after being shot in the eye in an apparent ‘isolated’ incident

A Barrie man is in hospital after being shot in the eye by what is believed to be a type of small calibre pellet gun, police report.
The man was walking along the sidewalk on the south side of Cundles Road West, east of Sunnidale Road, at about 9:35 p.m. Monday night when a small green-coloured car approached him. The vehicle slowed, activated its four-way flashers, and then stopped opposite the male, police report.
Thinking that the occupants of the vehicle required some type of assistance, the male turned his head and as he did so, he was shot in the right eye. The occupants of the vehicle then drove off eastbound on Cundles Road West towards the area of either Coulter or Bayfield streets, at which time the victim realized that he had been injured. After dialing 911, he was taken to a hospital where he is being treated for a potentially life-altering injury.
From the investigation which followed by members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services, it has been determined that the incident appears to be isolated in nature. Police are attempting to locate the vehicle wanted in regards to this incident, which is further described as being a light green-coloured two-door compact style passenger car that may be a Honda or Toyota.
At present, there are no descriptions available with regards to the suspects being sought and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information with regards to this assault is asked to contact Sergeant Dave Berriault of the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2518, by email at dberriault@barriepolice.ca, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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