Hamilton, Ontario,

Hamilton Police Investigate Hamilton Mountain Shooting

Hamilton Police Service is appealing for witnesses after a shooting at 1526 Upper Ottawa Street. A 17-year-old Hamilton male was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. This marks the 17th shooting incident for the year.

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the report of a shooting at 1526 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton.

Uniform officers arrived on scene and located a lone male victim, 17-years-of-age, suffering from injuries believed to be caused by gunfire. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The immediate area was secured as the K9 Unit conducted a search.

Hamilton Police will continue to be in the area today canvassing for witnesses and video evidence.

At this time, police believe with the information available this is a targeted incident.

Divisional Detectives from Division Three have taken carriage of the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is being asked to contact Detective R. Vanderboom at (905) 546-2377 or at rvanderboom@hamiltonpolice.on.ca or Detective Sergeant Marco DelConte at (905)-546-3851 or at mdelconte@hamiltonpolice.on.ca

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