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Two suspects facing firearms charges after shots fired in east Hamilton

Police have arrested two people after a report of shots fired on Empire Court in east Hamilton early Saturday morning. Don Mitchell / Global News

Two people are in custody after a report of shots fired in east Hamilton overnight.

Shortly after 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, Hamilton police say they received a call about possible shots fired on Empire Court, off Nash Road, south of Queenston Road.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle involved was a white Mercedes that had driven off, and officers were able to track down a vehicle matching that description as it was leaving the area.

Two people inside the car were arrested without incident.

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Inside the vehicle, police found an unloaded shotgun and an unloaded starter pistol, as well as evidence suggesting the pistol had recently been fired.

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A 19-year-old Hamilton man and a 15-year-old girl are both facing multiple firearms charges and are being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

No injuries have been reported.

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