Hamilton, Ontario,

Firearm Discharged at Short Term Property Rental

Three males were asked to leave a short term property rental because of their escalating behaviours. Prior to leaving one male fired a shotgun round into the ceiling.

On August 9, 2020, shortly after 6:30 p.m., three males arrived at a short term rental on Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton to rent a room. At the time of their arrival, the males were loud and obnoxious which was causing concern to the other tenants. The building manager asked them to leave and provided a full refund. The males did not want to comply and escalated their intimidating behaviour. One male lifted his shirt to display the butt end of a handgun inside his waistband while another fired two rounds of buckshot into the ceiling, breaking a light fixture and damaging the drywall.

No injuries were reported. They were last seen leaving in a grey Toyota SUV.

Police were told the suspects were in town shooting a rap music video. Surveillance tape is being reviewed and looking for witnesses to come forward.

Suspect Description:

#1 – male, black 5’1 to 5’4, black long sleeve shirt and pants, black hair styled in a bun

#2 – male, white 6’1 to 6’2 wearing a white tracksuit and curly blond hair

#3 – male, dark skin, 5’9

If you have information that can assist in this investigation please call Division 1 Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Constable Alex Buck at (905)546-3817 or Detective Sergeant Dave Oleniuk at (905)546-3833.

To provide information anonymously please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com