Hamilton Police investigate overnight shooting on west mountain

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Published August 24, 2021 at 9:41 am

Residents on Hamilton’s west mountain will see an increased police presence on Tuesday (Aug. 24) as officers investigate an overnight shooting.

In a press release, Hamilton Police said they were called to the area of West 18th Street, between Mohawk and Sanatorium Roads, shortly before 3 a.m. to reports of gunshots.

“Upon arrival, officers immediately secured the area and searched for anyone involved; however, they had fled the scene,” the release said,

“Through continued investigation, police confirmed a shooting incident had occurred”.

Police said no injuries have been reported and checks at local hospitals turned up nothing.

The Division 3 Criminal Investigation Branch has taken over the investigation and detectives are asking residents in the area to check security cameras for any suspicious activity and to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Michael Hall or the Division 3 Detectives Office by calling 905-546-3873.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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