Weapons, explosives seized from Markham apartment after gun fired into neighboring units

Police in York Region arrested two people and seized a stockpile of firearms, explosives, and other weapons, after a gun went off in a Markham apartment earlier this week.

Officers responded to an apartment building in the area of Elgin Mills Road and Woodbine Avenue around 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators say residents heard a loud bang and called police. The responding officers were able to determine that a bullet had been fired into two neighboring units from an apartment on an upper floor.

Police say the gunshot went through the floor, piercing through the bed of a unit below, then went through a second floor and struck a speaker in a second unit.

One of the apartments was occupied at the time of the blast. No injuries were reported.

Officers arrested two occupants from the apartment where the gun was fired.

Investigators executed a search warrant at that same unit and seized more than 40 firearms, a large amount of ammos, explosives, a crossbow, and brass knuckles.

Kevin Lee, 43, of Markham, and Ophelia Cheung, 39, of Markham, are facing multiple weapons charges. The two were scheduled to appear in court in Newmarket on Friday.

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