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Shooting in St. Catharines, Ont., sends victim to hospital: police

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Niagara Regional Police are investigating a shooting that has left a man in hospital.

Police and paramedics were called to the area of Haight Street and Disher Street in St. Catharines, Ont., Friday for a reported break and enter.

Officers were told that an unknown man was trying to break into a residence in the area.

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But as they investigated, police learned the man was seeking shelter as he had gunshot wounds and asked the homeowner to call 911.

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The 45-year-old victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say there is no threat to the public as detectives believe the shooting was a targeted incident.

 

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