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Man shot dead in Stoney Creek neighbourhood: Hamilton police

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A man is dead after a shooting in the city’s east end on Monday night, according to Hamilton police.

Investigators say officers responded to a call of shots fired at around 10:45 p.m. in the area of Portofino Place in Stoney Creek, not far from Winona Road and the North Service Road.

Police have a residential area cordoned off as they investigate a shooting.
Police have a residential area cordoned off as they investigate a shooting. Ken Mann / 900CHML

Upon arrival, a 42-year-old man was found in a driveway with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, succumbing to his injuries on scene, say police.

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Hamilton police have identified the deceased as Giorgio Barresi from Stoney Creek, a local realtor.

Barresi was shot in front of his own home, according to detective sergeant Jim Callender.

In an update out from police headquarters, Callender said Barresi was a family man with children.

“That was his address. He is a family man. And unfortunately, that’s another one of these cases where there’s collateral damage to these investigations.”

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Callender said the shooting was targeted and that multiple shots were fired but wouldn’t confirm any connection to organized crime.

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Detectives say they are also not connecting two similar driveway shootings in 2019, involving a 43-year-old man shot at his home on Marina Point or the murder of 39-year-old Jeffrey Johnson  on West 4th Street in December.

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“It’s something that we’ll be looking into during the investigation,” Callender said.

When asked whether the 42-year-old Barresi was known to police, Callender said he was, but that interactions with police were “limited.”

Police are looking for a four-door sedan, but no other description, including that of any suspects, was available.

Hamilton police say it’s the city’s second homicide and eighth shooting of 2020.

Anyone with information can reach out to police at 905-546-4167 or provide an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

 

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