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Teen shot in Hamilton’s east end: police

Hamilton police are investigating a shooting in the city's north end. Don Mitchell / Global News

A 17-year-old boy was injured in an east end shooting in Hamilton early Friday, according to police.

Investigators say officers were called to a residence near Dunsmure Road and Tragina Avenue North around 1:30 a.m.

They found the teen with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

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After speaking with witnesses, detectives believe the suspects were males driving a dark-coloured vehicle.

An investigation is on-going.

The shooting is the third in a residential neighbourhood in five days. Hamilton police say they responded to two alleged drive-by shootings on Sunday night.

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Detectives believe a Black Ford F150 with tinted windows pulled up to another vehicle and an occupant fired multiple shots in the area of John Street North and Burlington Street East around 6 p.m.

Then just hours later, a second shooting on Wentworth Street North happened sometime around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, police believe

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Detectives say “several” shots were fired into the front window of a residence.

Two people were asleep in the home at the time of the shooting but were uninjured.

In both incidents Sunday, police believe the shots were fired from a vehicle.

Anyone with information on any of the cases can reach out to Hamilton police at 905-546-2956 or 905-546-2907.

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

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