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Man arrested following shooting near south London high school

Police cruisers fill a complex on Millbank Drive, south of Southdale Road East, following report of a shooting Sunday night. Andrew Graham / 980 CFPL

London police said a man has been arrested following a weekend shooting in the city’s south end.

According to police, officers received a number of calls around 6:45 p.m. Sunday from people who reported hearing gunshots near Southdale Road East and Millbank Drive, an intersection that sits south of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School.

Officers reportedly found shell casings in the area, which police say led them to confirm a gun had been fired.

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The following day saw more than a half dozen police cruisers fill a complex on Millbank Drive, just south of Southdale Road East.

In an update issued Monday afternoon, police said a 37-year-old London man has been charged with 11 counts including five counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, one count of uttering threats of death or bodily harm, and one count of discharging a firearm in a reckless manner.

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Police said no victims were found in the incident and officers continue to search for the firearm.

An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact London police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The intersection that drew officers for reports of shots fired on Sunday sits just a few steps south of Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School. Andrew Graham / 980 CFPL

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