Accused shooter had prior assault charges

The Abbotsford man charged in connection to a shots-fired report last Thursday near Rick Hansen Secondary was out on bail for an incident in which he allegedly attacked two people using a 2×4.

Narinder Gill, 19, was previously charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of uttering threats for an incident on Oct. 21, 2010. His brother, Kuldeep, 21, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said it is alleged that Narinder had beenĀ  in a previous altercation with an individual, and arranged a meeting with him in Ellwood Park in west Abbotsford.

Both sides showed up with other people, and Narinder allegedly used a 2×4 to attack two of them, while Kuldeep carried a baseball bat, MacDonald said.

He said one person was supposedly struck once, while another was hit three times and required 22 stitches to close a wound in his head.

Narinder and Kuldeep are scheduled to go to trial July 26.

Meanwhile, Narinder is in custody following charges laid after a group of high school students on their lunch break reported hearing shots fired from a Honda Accord in the vicinity of Blueridge and Townline roads last Thursday (April 7).

The incident resulted in five schools being locked down for about an hour as a precautionary measure.

Narinder was charged with assault with a weapon, using an imitation firearm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and breach of recognizance. He next appears in court on those charges on April 19.