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3 ‘loud and obnoxious’ males accused of firing gun in Hamilton short-term rental: police

Hamilton police are looking for three men believed to have fired a gun at a short-term rental property in Hamilton on Sunday August 9, 2020. Don Mitchell / Global News

Editor’s Note: The property involved in the alleged incident was initially identified by Hamilton police as an Airbnb rental. A spokesperson for the police has since corrected its statement, clarifying that it was a short-term rental.

Police are searching for three males allegedly connected with a shooting incident at a Hamilton short-term rental property on Sunday night.

Investigators say one of the three fired buckshot into a ceiling after being asked to leave a complex due to “intimidating behaviour.”

Detectives say the trio arrived at the property on Aberdeen Avenue just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, allegedly in the city to shoot a rap music video.

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After being accused of “loud and obnoxious” behaviour by other tenants at the rental, the building manager asked the three men to leave.

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It’s at that point that police say the firearm was discharged, breaking a light fixture and damaging the drywall.

No injuries were reported. The suspects were last seen leaving in a grey Toyota SUV.

Anyone with information on the incident can reach out to police at 905-546-3817 or 905-546-3833.

Tips can also be provided anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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