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Canada 50-year-old dead in 'targeted' Hamilton-area shooting

19:27  14 september  2018
19:27  14 september  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Hamilton police investigating after man fatally shot in Ancaster

  Hamilton police investigating after man fatally shot in Ancaster Hamilton police investigating after man fatally shot in AncasterThe homicide unit is investigating after a man was fatally shot in Ancaster late Thursday evening.

A 50-year-old man was shot and killed in Ancaster, Ont. Thursday night in what police say was a targeted attack.

Just before 10 p.m., police responded after reports of gunshots by 32 Sunflower Crescent.

Police and paramedics found a 50-year-old Hamilton man on the premises with a gunshot injury. Attempts to save the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The victim's name has not yet been released, as police are waiting for family members to be notified. 

Police say the general public is not in danger. They have not recovered the weapon.

Hamilton police officer injured in overnight pursuit

  Hamilton police officer injured in overnight pursuit A Hamilton police officer suffered a minor arm injury after a pursuit with a suspected impaired driver.A Hamilton police officer has suffered minor injuries after a pursuit overnight.

An autopsy is being conducted on Friday and police say they will have an update in the afternoon. 

There will be a "heavy police presence" around 32 Sunflower Crescent for most of the morning, said Const. Jerome Stewart.

Forensic identification officers will process the scene. Police are also conducting a canvass of the neighbourhood, they said, to identify witnesses and surveillance video that might help with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Cattle at 905-546-4167, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers.

Detectives from the major crime unit are leading the investigation.

Police say the shooting occurred in the area of 32 Sunflower Crescent in Ancaster, Ont. © Dan Taekema/CBC Police say the shooting occurred in the area of 32 Sunflower Crescent in Ancaster, Ont.

Gunmen who shot and injured 3 in St. Catharines, Ont., remain at large .
The three males injured in a shooting in a busy neighbourhood in St. Catharines, Ont., on Thursday afternoon remain in hospital as police search for two shooters considered armed and dangerous. The Niagara Regional Police Service does not know the identities of the two men who were last seen running from scene after shots were fired. In an update Friday afternoon, police spokesperson Const. Phil Gavin said the conditions of the three victims remains the same. Two are in critical condition in out-of-town hospitals, while the third is in a local hospital. His wounds are not considered life-threatening.

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