Federal parolee found with gunshot wound was ‘targeted’: Hamilton police

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Published August 14, 2023 at 10:25 am

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A person who walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound was actually a federal parolee who Hamilton police believe was targeted.

The person was arrested on an outstanding warrant and returned to custody, Hamilton police said.

Police said they received a report about the shooting victim at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13 in the area of King Street East and Owen Place in Hamilton. They said the individual suffered a “non-life threatening” gunshot wound on the leg.

“At this time, the shooting is believed to be a targeted incident,” police said in a press release today (Aug. 14).

Police said they later learned the victim was a federal parolee. They are continuing to investigate the case.

“We will not be providing any further details on the arrested individual in this as they are also a victim,” police said in an email to inthehammer.com.

If you have any information on the incident, police request you contact Detective Dave Brewster in Investigative Services Division at 905-546-4067.

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

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