Police seek suspect after woman shot with BB gun in Niagara

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Published July 10, 2022 at 11:45 am

Niagara Regional Police Service search for a suspect believed to have shot a woman with a BB gun in Niagara Falls.

Police say they received a call shortly after 8 p.m. on July 9 about reports of a shooting that just occurred on Lundy’s Ln. near Garner Rd.

Officers located a female suffering from a gunshot wound upon arrival.

Paramedics from the Niagara Emergency Medical Service provided on scene care before the woman was airlifted by Ornge Air Ambulance to an out-of-town trauma centre.

Police later learned that the woman had been shot with a ball-bearing (BB) believed to have come from a pistol-style pellet gun.

The victim has been released from hospital but continues to recover at home.

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Detectives of the 2 District Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have obtained security surveillance images of the suspect.

He is described as a white male, approximately 6 ft tall, between 18 to 25 years of age with black hair. He was wearing a white, collared dress shirt, black pants, and black shoes. He is believed to have numerous tattoos on his left forearm.

The suspect was observed fleeing the scene on a bicycle, heading east on Lundy’s Lane. The bicycle appears to have distinctly different tires, with the front tire having a white-walled rim.

Police say the man is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the suspect should not approach him and are encouraged to contact 911 immediately.

CIB detectives appeal to residents and businesses in the area with security surveillance cameras to review their footage that captures Lundy’s Lane between Garner Rd. and Montrose Rd. Contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009494 if you see any suspicious activity.

This BB gun incident comes after a similar shooting took place on July 4 in Grimsby.

Niagara Regional Police Service were called to Main St. East and Christie St. after receiving reports of an assault. They arrived on scene to find a man suffering from minor wounds caused by a BB gun.

Investigators discovered that the shot came from a white Mitsubishi Outlander. The Mitsubishi was found with help from officers in 1 District, which oversees St. Catharines and Thorold, and detectives seized the car.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the SUV and have collected unspecified evidence, which they sent to Toronto for analysis. There is currently no known motive.

Police have not identified a connection between these two BB gun incidents in the Niagara Region.

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