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2 charged in fatal Manitoulin Island shooting, police seek Hamilton man accused of murder

Two people from the Manitoulin Island area have been charged in a fatal June 24 shooting just southwest of Sudbury. OPP say they are seeking a third suspect from Hamilton. The Canadian Press file

OPP have charged two locals and are seeking a Hamilton man in connection with a June 24 shooting incident that left a person dead in Sheguiandah First Nation on Manitoulin Island just southwest of Sudbury.

Investigators say they were called out to a weapons complaint at an address on Wiingush Miikan two weeks ago and discovered a 32-year-old man from Sheguiandah First Nation with serious injuries.

He was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he would later die.

In a release on Sunday afternoon, OPP say they’ve charged a 55-year-old from Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands as well as a 25-year-old from Whitefish River First Nation with accessory to murder after the fact and obstructing a peace officer.

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Both are expected to make court appearances in late July.

A Hamilton man is still outstanding and wanted for second-degree murder as of Monday.

Detectives believe he may have gone back to Hamilton or could be in the GTA.

 

Police believe the incident was isolated and suggest there is no risk to public safety, however the outstanding suspect should not be approached if seen.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out to OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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