Update: Shooting at Hamilton park results in arrest, victim expected to survive


Published September 12, 2023 at 10:32 am

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A 41-year-old man was arrested following a shooting at Montgomery Park in Hamilton last night (Sept. 11) that sent another man with multiple gunshot wounds to hospital.

The 35-year-old victim is in “stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries,” according to Hamilton police.

Police are looking for a female witness who they described as a woman with light black skin, around 30 to 40 years old, who wore black shorts and a white shirt. Detectives encourage the woman to contact the homicide office.

The man who was arrested faces charges including attempted murder with a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a loaded prohibited firearm and possessing a prohibited device.

At 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 11, police said officers were in the area of Weir Street South and Main Street East on an unrelated matter when they heard gunshots and a male screaming from the park at 1570 Main Street E.

The officers discovered a man and a woman fleeing from the pavilion. Police were able to capture and arrest the man near a private residence on Weir Street South but the woman escaped during a brief foot chase. A handgun believed to be used in the shooting was recovered.

Police found the 35-year-old victim who had multiple gunshot wounds under a pavilion in the park’s north end. The victim was quickly brought to hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Police said detectives will be collecting video evidence throughout the day. They encourage anyone with information to call Det. David Brewster of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-4067. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips at www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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