The Hamilton Spectator

Few details released on Millgrove shooting

- FALLON HEWITT REPORTER FALLON HEWITT IS A REPORTER AT THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR. FHEWITT@TORSTAR.CA

Ontario Provincial Police have released few details on a shooting near Millgrove that sent a pair of young women to hospital and closed Highway 6 for several hours this past weekend.

In a media release, police said officers with the Burlington detachment were called to reports of a shooting on Highway 6 near Concession 5 Road East just after 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Supt. Dave Thompson told The Spectator that Hamilton paramedics found two injured women — both believed to be in their 20s — at the scene.

Thompson said both women were transporte­d to hospital, adding that one was in “critical, life-threatenin­g condition,” while the other was in serious condition.

Police have remained mum on the shooting, with no new details released Monday.

The Spectator has reached out to police with questions surroundin­g the shooting, including for an update on the condition of the victims and any informatio­n on potential suspects, but did not receive a response.

However, in a video update posted to X (formerly Twitter), Sgt. Kerry Schmidt announced that investigat­ors “do not believe there is any risk to public safety.”

Highway 6 was closed for several hours Sunday, but reopened in the early evening. There were no signs of the shooting on the highway Monday.

Photos taken from the scene Sunday showed a dark-coloured Honda Accord with a green tarp covering some of the windows. Further north on the highway, more than a dozen orange cones could be seen marking evidence on the roadway.

“We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with informatio­n to come forward,” said Schmidt, in the video.

Anyone with informatio­n — including dash-camera footage from the area between 5 and 6 a.m. — is asked to contact the Burlington OPP at 905-681-2511.

Photos taken from the scene Sunday showed a dark-coloured Honda Accord with a green tarp covering some of the windows

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