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Outstanding shooting suspects arrested after attempted Hamilton break and enter

Hamilton Police say two people were injured following a shooting near Hess Street North and Market Street June 12, 2022. Global News

Two men sought by police for separate June shootings have been arrested following a break and enter at a central Hamilton residence.

Investigators say the two men were part of a trio that broke into a home in the area of Barton Street East and Gage Avenue North just before 3 p.m. on Monday.

A 21-year-old is facing four charges tied to the break and enter, including two for drug possession, and is a suspect in a mid-June shooting near Hess Street North and Market Street.

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Two men were sent to hospital with minor injuries and some vehicles were damaged in the late afternoon June 12 incident.

An 18-year-old, now charged with possession and obstructing a peace officer in the July 11 break and enter, has also been connected with a late night shooting June 27 in the area of Main Street East and Fairleigh Avenue South.

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A woman suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in that incident.

The teen is also wanted on a second warrant for two counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a firearm from a June 23 occurrence on Barton Street East and Melrose Avenue North.

Detectives say a stolen vehicle, $2,400 in cash and three guns were seized in the break and enter.

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A sawed off shotgun, two loaded rifles and over 100 rounds of ammunition were some of the weapons taken away.

A 16-year-old faces a possession charge as well as obstructing a peace officer.

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Anyone with information on any of the incidents can reach out to Hamilton police or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

 

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