Hamilton Police Investigate Montgomery Park Shooting
Hamilton Police have arrested one male after a 35-year-old male was shot in Montgomery Park.
On September 11, 2023, at 8:40 p.m., Hamilton Police officers were in the area of Weir Street South and Main Street East on an unrelated matter, when they heard gunshots and a male screaming from Montgomery Park, located at 1570 Main Street East.
The officers quickly entered Montgomery Park and observed one male and one female fleeing from the pavilion. A brief foot chase followed with the suspects attempting to escape. The female evaded police, however the male was captured and arrested by the pursuing officers near a private residence on Weir St. South. A handgun believed to be used in the shooting has been recovered.
Responding officers to the scene at Montgomery Park were able to locate a 35-year-old victim under a pavilion in the park’s north end. The victim was quickly transported to hospital with multiple gun shot wounds. He is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries.
A 41-year-old male suspect from Hamilton has been arrested and will be charged with the following:
- Attempted Murder with a Firearm
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Possess Loaded Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of Prohibited Device x2
Detectives from the Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit will be in the area of Montgomery Park throughout the day investigating and canvassing the area.
Police are seeking a female witness in this case. She is described as the following:
- Female light black skin
- 30-40 years old
- Black shorts
- White shirt
Detectives are encouraging this suspect to contact the Homicide office.
Detectives will be canvassing for video evidence throughout the day. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective David Brewster of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-4067. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com