Police investigate three overnight shooting incidents in East Hamilton


Published December 22, 2020 at 10:28 am

Hamilton Police say they are investigating three overnight shooting in the city’s East End on Tuesday (Dec.22),

Police say that on Monday (Dec. 21) just after 11:30 p.m., they were called to the area of Roxborough Avenue and Reid Avenue after receiving reports of shots fired.Once on scene, a 19-year-old man was found suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Investigators are treating the incident as ‘targeted’, according to police, and while the scene has been cleared, the investigation is ongoing.

Then shortly before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, police said they responded to the area of Third Road East and Ridge Road after they received reports of multiple shots fired in the area.

Numerous shell casings were found on the roadway but there have been no reports of injuries. Police are asking residents in the area to review their video surveillance.

Then a short time later, shortly after 4:30 a.m., police were called to the area Queenston Road and Reid Avenue, after receiving reports of shots fired. Police secured the area and located evidence that included shell casings, confirming the discharging of a firearm.

Through continued investigation, police say they’ve learned that several rounds were fired towards a house, some of which struck the residence. The house was occupied at the time of the incident, but no injuries were reported to police.

At this time, police say they are investigating this as a targeted incident.

During the course of the day, officers will be in the area of the shootings canvassing for witnesses and video surveillance.

While investigators take into consideration the proximity of the shootings and the timeframe of which they occurred, Hamilton Police are investigating them separately at this time.

Anyone with information that could help in these investigations is asked to contact D/Sgt Ben Thibodeau by calling 905-546-2907 or the on-duty Division 20 Staff Sergeant at 905-546-2963.

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

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