Suspect sought after shooting in Peterborough sends 1 to hospital: police

Peterborough police are looking for a suspect after discovering a gunshot victim early June 8, 2022. Global News Peterborough file

Peterborough police are looking for a suspect following a shooting early Wednesday.

Peterborough police said officers found a man with gunshot wounds to his leg at around 1 a.m. in the area of Park Street South and Romaine Street. The victim was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for treatment.

Officers, including the K9 unit, searched the area, but a suspect was not located.

“There will continue to be police presence in the area as the investigation continues,” police said at around 10:20 a.m.

“Peterborough police believe that while there is no immediate threat to public safety and that it was not a random event, the service understands and acknowledges that safety is ongoing concern.”

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Police say residents should report any suspicious activities or concerns. Anyone with information can call the Peterborough police crime line at 705-876-1122 ext. 555 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit to submit a tip online.

The last reported shooting in the city was on April 20 when one of two victims at a Park Street South residence died. Four suspects are wanted in that incident.

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