North End home hit with gun­fire for sec­ond time

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY nor­eilly@thespec.com 905-526-3199 | @Ni­coleatTheSpec

Hamil­ton po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shoot­ing at a house on Ma­caulay Street East, the sec­ond time this house has been tar­geted in less than a month.

“Mul­ti­ple res­i­dents” were in­side the North End house when the lat­est shoot­ing took place shortly be­fore 1 a.m. Thurs­day, but no one was hurt, po­lice said.

Staff Sgt. Mike Cun­liffe called the shoot­ings “tar­geted,” adding there is no threat to the gen­eral pub­lic.

“When­ever there is gun­fire, the pub­lic is al­ways con­cerned, but the res­i­dence in this in­ci­dent was the tar­get,” he said.

A man, only de­scribed as wear­ing dark cloth­ing, was seen run­ning away from the scene.

On April 17, the same house, near Mary Street, was shot at, in­for­ma­tion po­lice hadn’t re­leased un­til Thurs­day.

In that in­ci­dent, Cun­liffe said no­body was home and it was only re­ported af­ter the fact, when res­i­dents found ev­i­dence of the shoot­ing. Po­lice don’t know the ex­act time of this shoot­ing.

On Thurs­day, po­lice, in­clud­ing the K-9 unit, searched the area but didn’t find the sus­pect. Detectives have some leads, but de­clined to de­tail them. Cun­liffe said there is no in­di­ca­tion this shoot­ing is con­nected to any other shoot­ings or vi­o­lent crimes in the city re­cently.

Po­lice are ask­ing that any­one who saw any­thing or with video sur­veil­lance of the area to con­tact Det. Const. Jon Van Oene at 905546-3818, or anony­mously through Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

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