Hamilton homicide victim was a recent high school grad and aspiring electrician


Published August 9, 2021 at 9:05 pm


Police identified one victim of last Friday’s (Aug. 6) shooting in Stoney Creek as 17-year-old Keden Bond of Hamilton.

Bond was killed after he and two others were shot in the rear parking lot at 288 Mud St. West.

“Keden was born and raised in Hamilton and is a recent high school graduate,” issued the Hamilton Police Service, which added that the victim’s name was released with the permission of his family. “(Keden) is described as a loving son and brother, and was aspiring to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to become an electrician.”

A 35-year-old male victim sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident while a 25-year-old male victim is recovering from his injuries at home, according to police.

The three were reportedly standing in the parking lot at around 7 p.m. when they were approached by two men who opened fire.

Police believe the incident was targeted and are asking witnesses to come forward to provide information for the investigation.

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