Hamilton Police say they are investigating a shooting in Stoney Creek early Monday (May 11) morning that sent a man in his early 20s to hospital.
Shortly before 3:30 a.m., police say they responded to the area of King Street West and Lake Avenue Drive in lower Stoney Creek, for a report of a shooting incident.
Upon arriving on the scene, officers secured the area and located a man in his early 20s suffering from non-life threatening lower-body injuries. The man was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
Police say they have determined that moments before being injured, the man is believed to have been inside a residence near the King and Lake intersection.
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After exiting the residence, police say he became involved in an altercation with unknown parties.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch at Division Two continue to investigate the incident and are asking area residents to check their security cameras for any suspicious activity and to contact police.
At this time, police say the victim is not cooperating and police believe this was a targeted incident.
Evidence located at the scene confirmed a shooting occurred.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Christian Mukendi by calling 905-546-2907 or Detective Constable Paul Cottrill at 905-546-2955
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.