Hamilton, Ontario,

Shooting on Stoney Creek Mountain

Hamilton Police continue to investigate a shooting incident on the Stoney Creek Mountain. A 22-year-old Hamilton man was transported to the hospital. He is currently in critical but stable condition. 

On Monday, November 18, 2019, a 22-year-old Hamilton man was shot in the parking lot of the plaza located at 1784 Stonechurch Road East, Hamilton. He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and after surgery his condition has been upgraded to ‘critical but stable’.

Video surveillance from the plaza shows the victim socializing at the ‘Cause and Effect Bar and Grill’ with a number of persons prior to the incident. The victim and several other associates then exited the establishment and had an interaction with the driver of a black, four-door sedan. One of the associates entered the passenger side of the black sedan and the victim became involved in some form of disagreement with the driver and was then shot. The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen eastbound on Stonechurch Road from the plaza. This vehicle is believed to be a medium to larger sized black BMW with an aftermarket or loud exhaust.

A number of witnesses have come forward and provided statements to investigators but the victim’s family and close friends, who were present, have yet to provide detailed accounts of their knowledge of the event and what they witnessed.

This was a targeted incident and police believe the victim and suspect are very familiar with each other.

The scene has been processed by members of the Forensic Services Branch and released. The firearm used has not been recovered.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Alex Mendes of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-4863.

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