BRITISH COLUMBIA
07/09/2014 04:37 EDT | Updated 07/09/2014 04:59 EDT

Boy Struck By Pellet Gun While Drunk Dad Shoots Pigeons

A drunken game of shooting pigeons turned into a standoff with B.C. police on Tuesday evening.

A 40-year-old man and two others were drinking and shooting pigeons with a pellet gun, when his 12-year-old son wandered away, according to Langley RCMP. The boy was somehow shot with a pellet in the hip area.

When the boy's mom confronted the man, he assaulted her, left the pellet gun, and barricaded himself inside the home. The others called police just before 8 p.m. and warned that there may be other guns inside.

Several homes nearby were evacuated "out of an abundance of caution," said RCMP.

After about two hours, a police negotiator was able to coax the man out and arrest him without more trouble.

Charges are pending, said RCMP.

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