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Victoria Park closed on Canada Day due to reports of fireworks being fired at people

Victoria Park closed on Canada Day due to reports of fireworks being fired at people

Victoria Park closed on Canada Day due to reports of fireworks being fired at people

Waterloo Regional Police had to close Victoria Park in Kitchener on Canada Day for a now-publicized reason.

Police reported Monday around 10 p.m. that there were reports of fireworks being fired at park visitors.

The park was closed to the public and people were asked to avoid the area.

Police have not said how many people were involved, whether anyone has been charged or whether anyone has been injured.

FIREWORKS FIRED AT PEOPLE ON VICTORY DAY

The response comes after several people and police were targeted by fireworks in the park on Victoria Day.

According to police, hundreds of people had gathered in Victoria Park when they began throwing fireworks at passers-by. They add that some groups prevented officers from reaching the park and threw fireworks at their patrol cars.

No serious injuries were reported. A 14-year-old boy was charged with assault and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

“I was very disappointed and very angry,” Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic told CTV News days later. “There seemed to be a complete disregard for the safety of others.”

“We need to look out for each other and make sure it’s a great community for everyone.”

City councilman shot with fireworks in Waterloo Park

On Monday night, Waterloo City Councillor Julie Wright posted that while walking home from the drone show in Waterloo Park, fireworks were intentionally shot at her.

Wright added that he was shot several times, hit once, but did not suffer serious injuries.

Police responded to the post and said they are investigating.

With reporting from CTV Kitchener’s Jeff Pickel, Hannah Schmidt, Jennifer Baker and Krista Simpson