Just before 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, we received a call regarding a Weapons complaint at a residential complex on Whittaker Street. The information provided was that a man had been shot and the person responsible had fled the scene.

Minutes later, Officers arrived on scene and confirmed that a 24 year old man had sustained a serious gunshot wound and was going to be transported to hospital by Paramedics. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

The Emergency Communications Centre received information that multiple individuals were seen fleeing the complex on foot, getting into a dark vehicle. The caller was able to get a licence plate that was provided to responding Officers.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division located the vehicle in a parking lot off of Lasalle Boulevard. They saw an individual running out of the bush at that location and getting back into the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then drove down Lasalle Boulevard heading towards Azilda.

Members of the Traffic Management Unit, Patrol Operations and the Tactical Unit headed in the direction that the vehicle was travelling. The vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection of Municipal Road 35 and Marier Street where responding Officers conducted a high-risk vehicle stop where members of the Tactical Unit were able to remove all five of the individuals from inside the vehicle.

Three men (18, 20 and 24 years old) and two women (22 and 24 years old) were arrested and transported to Police headquarters.

Upon searching the vehicle, Officers located a replica firearm inside the car. The K9 Unit was dispatched to the wooded area behind the parking lot of off Lasalle Boulevard where the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was located.

While at the hospital, Officers were alerted by staff that a second man had arrived at the hospital having sustained a gunshot wound. The 25 year old man was treated for his injuries and released into Police custody as he was breaching conditions of a judicial order and he is also wanted on an outstanding arrested warrant down South.

The 18 and 20 year old men have been charged with Attempt Murder with a Restricted Firearm x2 and all five individuals located in the vehicle have been charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

Their names cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process.

The six individuals remain in Police custody as the investigation is ongoing and they will be attending Bail Court later today to answer to the charges.

We do not believe that there is any threat to the general Public.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact us at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.