According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 11:13 a.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots from a residence in the area of Peel Street and Albert Street North.
Officers located a male victim with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.
“Police believe this to be an isolated incident with no danger to the public,” police stated at 12:35 p.m.
A number of nearby public schools were placed under a hold and secure. Around noon, the Trillium Lakelands District School Board stated the following schools were under hold and secure due to an incident being investigated by police:
- Lindsay Collegiate Vocational Institute
- Leslie Frost Public School
- Central Senior School
- Queen Victoria Public School
- Parkview Public School
- Alexandra Public School
“In a hold and secure, exterior doors are locked and classroom routines and lessons continue,” the school board stated. “Students will not be permitted outside while a hold and secure is in place. Police are on the scene.”
Around 1:25 p.m., the school board stated the hold and secure had been lifted. Classes have resumed and the schools are operating as usual.
Late Friday afternoon, police stated one person was taken into custody.
A 29-year-old Lindsay man was arrested and charged with attempt to commit murder, firearm — use while committing an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm.
No name was released. The accused will be held in custody for a bail hearing in court in Lindsay on Saturday, police said.
Police say they are looking for a second suspect in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information is asked to call police or if you wish to provide your information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit online at khcrimestoppers.com.
Anyone who lives in the area of Peel Street and Albert Street North who has video surveillance footage between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., on Friday is asked to call police at 705-324-5252.