April 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Updated: April 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Hamilton Police arrest teen in connection with mountain shooting

Hamilton police have arrested a 16 year old in connection with last weekend's "targeted" shooting on Upper Ottawa St.

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A 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with last weekend’s shooting on the east mountain.

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Investigators say the youth was arrested Thursday night during the execution of a search warrant at a home in the area of Upper Ottawa St. and Silverton Dr.

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On Monday around 8:30 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a shooting they believe was “targeted” at a residential complex on Upper Ottawa, between Stonechurch Rd. and Rymal Rd.

Upon arrival,  a 17-year-old male victim was found with a gunshot wound. He was sent to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

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The youth is before the courts on a variety of firearms-related charges.

Robbery with a firearm
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Possession of a loaded firearm
Point firearm, discharge firearm with intent
Reckless discharge of a firearm
Careless use of a firearm, assault with a weapon
Fail to comply with a recognizance

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