Hamilton Police Investigate Shooting Downtown

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, shortly after 4:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Main Street East and Catharine Street South when multiple gun shots were heard.

Police can confirm a shooting incident occurred and that bullet casings were located in the area.

Three suspects were observed fleeing the area at the time of the shooting by responding officers. They were described as male black, late teens early twenties wearing dark clothing. 

A white newer model SUV was also observed fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.  

Division One Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating this crime. Detectives are asking residents and businesses in the area to review their security cameras between the hours of 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., for any suspicious activity and contact Police. Detectives are also asking for anyone driving in the area at that time with dash cam footage to contact investigators.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact the Detective Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-546-3833. 

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

This is the fourth shooting incident in a short time span and the Hamilton Police Service recognizes the impact that these events continue to have on our community. Public Safety continues to be our priority and officers continue to work diligently to solve these incidents, and prevent further acts of violence.