Around 7:00 p.m. last night, Sunday, July 12, 2020, we received a call regarding a Weapons Complaint outside of a residence on Rita Street in Hanmer. Information received was that a man had attended a social gathering at the residence with a gun and had shot another man multiple times after the two had gotten into an altercation.

Other individuals at the residence were able to get the gun away from the man prior to Police arrival.

Officers quickly arrived on scene taking the 51 year old man into custody. Both men were transported to hospital as the man responsible for the shooting had sustained self-inflicted injuries.

Unfortunately, the 50 year old man who was the victim of the attack succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. His name will not be released out of respect for the family’s wishes. We ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time.

The 51 year old man was treated for his injuries, released and transported to Police headquarters. He has been charged with numerous Criminal Code offences including;

  • First Degree Murder
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x3
  • Careless Use of a Firearm x2
  • Firearm – Use While Committing an Offence
  • Pointing a Firearm x2
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent

The man will attend Bail Court this morning, Monday, July 13, 2020 to answer to the charges.

This was an isolated and targeted incident as the two individuals were known to each other. There is no threat to Public safety.