Gunshots fired as suspects flee fight in St. Catharines

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Published September 24, 2022 at 1:01 pm

An altercation on a street in St. Catharines garnered a police presence after gun shots were reported fired.

Members of Niagara Regional Police responded around 11 p.m. last night (Sept. 23) to reports of shots fired on Tasker St. between Davidson St. and Cross St.

Tasker St. between Davidson St. and Cross St. in the City of St. Catharines.

A male and female victim were discovered at the scene, but neither were suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man had a gash on his head after being struck by an unknown object. The woman did not sustain any physical injuries. Paramedics from Niagara EMS attended to the victims at the scene, but both declined further care at hospital.

Detectives assigned to the 1 District Criminal Investigative Branch have taken charge of this investigation. Police determined that the victims were approached by two suspects before the altercation took place.

It has been confirmed a gun was fired in the direction of the victims as the suspects fled the area.  No one is believed to have been struck.

Detectives are searching for two suspects as well as their vehicle.

Suspect #1 is described as a black man, 5’10”, with a slim build. He was carrying a satchel, possibly made by Gucci.

Suspect #2 is described as a black or indigenous woman, 5’10”, with a heavy build and black hair. She was wearing a black track suit.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as an older model, navy blue, four-door sedan (possibly a Chevrolet Impala). It is believed to be 10 years old or more with a loud muffler.

Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and there is no known threat to public safety.

Residents and businesses on Tasker Street with security cameras that capture the area between Davidson St. and Cross St. are encouraged to review their footage for suspicious activity.

Motorists who were in the area with an operational dash camera are also encouraged to review their footage.

Suspicious activity can be reported to the lead investigating detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1008916.

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