Mul­ti­ple shots fired in ‘tar­geted’ shoot­ing near half­way house

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

Hamilton po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shoot­ing on Emer­ald Street South Mon­day night.

The vic­tim was shot at a num­ber of times on Emer­ald, near Hunter Street East, shortly af­ter 10 p.m., po­lice said. He was not in­jured.

Po­lice called the in­ci­dent “tar­geted.”

It’s un­clear if the shooter was in­side or out­side a ve­hi­cle at the time of the shoot­ing. He im­me­di­ately drove off af­ter the shoot­ing and has not been lo­cated.

The shoot­ing took place near St. Leonard’s half­way house. One res­i­dent, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied out of con­cern for his safety, said he heard eight to 10 gun shots.

There were shell cas­ings all over the road and ve­hi­cles hit by gun­fire, he said. He saw one man who said he was shot at run in­side af­ter the shoot­ing. That man later left with po­lice.

Po­lice are ask­ing any­one in the area who has in­for­ma­tion or se­cu­rity video to con­tact po­lice. They’re asked to call Det. Const. David Tsuchida at 905-546-3818. To pro­vide in­for­ma­tion anony­mously, call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

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