Jesse William Lewis, 19, of Avondale facing 11 charges after man shot in leg

Jesse William Lewis, 19, of Avondale facing 11 charges after man shot in leg

An Avondale man is facing 11 charges after a man was shot in the leg Friday evening in the town on the Avalon Peninsula.

Four people were taken into police custody after a car chase following the shooting.

At about 6 p.m., Holyrood RCMP received a call of a shooting in the community.

Police said a 32-year-old man was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to hospital and is listed to be in stable condition.

Police say the shooting suspect fled the scene in a car accompanied by three other people before the police arrived. 

Officers attempted to stop the car a number of times, as it travelled at a high speed along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Two men to appear in provincial court

Then around 10 p.m., officers used a spike belt, which flattened the suspect vehicle's tires. 

The driver attempted to continue to flee but came to a stop near the Whitbourne turnoff. 

The four individuals — two men, one woman and a youth — were taken into custody without incident.

Police said the two men will remain in police custody to appear in provincial court. 

Jesse William Lewis, 19, of Avondale is facing 11 charges, including aggravated assault, careless use of firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, driving while disqualified, breach of probation and several breaches of undertaking. 

The second man, who has not been identified, is being charged with accessory to the offence and breach of probation.

Meanwhile, the woman and the youth were both charged with accessory to the offence and were released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Holyrood RCMP at 709-229-3892, or Crime Stoppers.