Two Overnight Shootings in Hamilton
The Hamilton Police Service is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred in our city overnight.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, shortly after 7:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Cumberland Avenue and Gage Avenue South after receiving reports that a male discharged a firearm.
A 23-year old male suspect was located in the area, a short foot pursuit commenced and the suspect was arrested without incident.
The firearm was recovered.
Police believe that this was a targeted incident and are asking residents in the area to check any video surveillance they may have that could assist police in their investigation. The scene has been released however the investigation is on-going.
It is important to note that the male responsible for these violent offences has been held in custody for a bail hearing later today and as such, cannot be identified at this time.
If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please call Detective Constable Lindsay Filice at (905)546-2921 or the Division 2 Detective Sergeant at (905)546-2907.
Later that evening, shortly before 10:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Luscombe Street and Upper Wellington Street after receiving reports that two unidentified individuals had discharged a firearm at a residence.
The suspects fled on foot towards Hester Street.
Through continued investigation, police learned several rounds were fired towards a house, some of which struck the residence. The house was occupied at the time of the incident, however; no injuries were reported to police.
Police are asking residents in the area to review their video surveillance. There have been no injured persons identified as a result of this incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
If you have information that can help with this investigation, please call Detective Constable Andrew Montgomery at (905)546-8927 or the Division 3 Detective Sergeant at
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.
During the course of the day, officers will be in the area of the shootings canvassing for witnesses and video surveillance.
At this time investigators believe that these incidents are both targeted and linked.