1 injured, suspect vehicle sought in east London shooting: police

A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017.
A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017. Matthew Trevithick/980 CFPL

London police are on the lookout for a suspect vehicle in connection with a shooting Saturday in the city’s east end that left one person injured.

Police said they were called to the area of Trafalgar Street and Admiral Drive, just east of Clarke Road, around 4:20 p.m. for a reported shooting.

“Investigators have determined that the victim was operating his vehicle on Admiral Drive when he approached Trafalgar Street and stopped at the intersection. The driver of a white sedan pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle and discharged a firearm at him,” said police in a media release early Sunday morning.

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The victim was transported to hospital where he is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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Investigators said a newer white sedan — believed to be a Chevrolet Cruze — was seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed, traveling westbound on Trafalgar before turning south on Marconi Boulevard. Police said it has damage on the driver’s side, a smashed out front passenger window, and possible damage on the front bumper.

Police add that the vehicle was seen driving fast and erratically in the area before the shooting happened.

This is the fifth reported shooting that London police are investigating this year.

Two 22-year-old men were charged in connection with a shooting and stabbing on Cleveland Avenue that sent two men to hospital on Jan. 19.

Four suspects were charged after a home invasion on Florence Street, near Kellogg Lane, that sent one man to hospital with gunshot wounds on Feb. 25.

Police also continue to investigate reports of multiple gunshots April 6 north of Kipps Lane, in the areas of Arbour Glen Crescent and Bride Path, and a home invasion on Hale Street on April 23 in which police say a gun was fired at a wall, and one person received minor injuries.

Anyone with information about the case or the suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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