Hamilton, Ontario ,

UPDATE: Gordon Street Shooting

Hamilton Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 7-year-old boy at a residence on Gordon Street in Hamilton.

On January 23, 2020, at 7:53 p.m., Hamilton Police were dispatched to a residence for reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find a 7-year-old child who was injured as a result of multiple gunshots into the house. The shots were fired into the residence from the rear yard. The child was transported to hospital by Hamilton Paramedics and is now in stable condition.

After discharging the firearm, the suspect fled from the rear yard into a vehicle waiting on Gordon Street and sped east. The vehicle has been described as a light-coloured four-door sedan. Police believe the residence was targeted and the child was an unintended victim.

Hamilton Police are continuing to canvass the area for evidence, review video surveillance and speak to witnesses. Area residents and businesses with video cameras are encouraged to contact the police. If anyone has information that could assist with the investigation, please call Detective Daryl Reid at (905) 546-3825.

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