London Police investigate late night shooting on Springbank Drive

Jake Jeffrey/980 CFPL

London Police are investigating following a late night shooting on Springbank Drive.

Police were called to a home at 359 Springbank Drive, near Seawood Avenue in the west end of the city just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Middlesex-London EMS confirm to 980 CFPL that two patients, both men, were taken to hospital.

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One of the victims was taken to hospital with serious injuries sustained from a gunshot wound, the other sustained minor injuries as a result of an altercation.

Blood stains can be seen on the sidewalk Thursday morning.

The investigation has been turned over to the Major Crime Section.

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“Investigators believe that this was a targeted incident and it was not a random event,” said London Police Constable Sandasha Bough.

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Police say three males entered the home, each in possession of a weapon. The suspects were gone by the time police arrived at the scene.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

  • Male, black, approximately 6’5″, thin build, wearing a black toque, black clothing and a yellow jacket
  • Male, white, in his 20s, slim build, approximately 5’5″, wearing a black jacket with hood
  • Male, indigenous, in his 20s, medium build, approximately 5’8″, wearing a black face mask

The late night shooting resulted in a heavy police presence along Springbank Wednesday night. Witnesses tell 980 CFPL there were as many as a dozen police cruisers at the scene, including a K9 unit.

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It’s the second shooting in London in less than a month.

In late October, a 19-year-old man was seriously injured following a shooting at 423 Hamilton Road. Following an investigation, police announced an arrest warrant had been issued for Adrian Henderson, 18, of no fixed address, for one count of attempted murder in relation to the shooting.

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Anyone with information in relation to incident Wednesday night is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to