Police investigate reported overnight shooting in Kitchener

FILE. Police tape. File/Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press

Waterloo Regional Police said that several residents reported hearing gunshots in the downtown area of Kitchener on Monday night.

They said residents had reported hearing the gunshots in the area around Charles and Queen streets at around 10:45 p.m.

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Police said that two men were spotted fleeing the area just before officers arrived at the scene. One of the pair had a handgun in their possession.

No injuries have been reported to police so far.

According to police, members of the canine unit were brought in to help other officers conduct a thorough search of the area

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Police believe that the parties involved in the shooting are known to each other and there is no concern for public safety.

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