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7-year-old was ‘unintended’ victim of targeted shooting: Hamilton police

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7-year-old was ‘unintended’ victim of targeted shooting: Hamilton police

Hamilton Police continue to investigate the shooting of a seven-year-old boy at a home on Gordon Street in Northeast Hamilton.

On Thursday (Jan. 23), at 7:53 p.m., Hamilton Police were dispatched to a residence for reports of a shooting.

Police arrived to find a seven-year-old boy who was injured as a result of multiple gunshots into the house.

The shots, police say, 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 is believed to have fled from the rear yard into a vehicle waiting on Gordon Street which then took off eastward.

The vehicle has been described as a light-coloured four-door sedan. Police believe the residence was targeted and the boy 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.

Hamilton Police will be providing further updates later this morning.

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