Police charge Hamilton man for shooting inside downtown residence

Hamilton police say they are investigating a daytime shooting in the downtown core on Oct. 23, 2022. Global News

A Hamilton man is facing charges in connection with a shooting that sent a teen hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 in a home near George and Caroline Streets.

“Police can confirm several shots were fired inside a residence and … believe this incident to be targeted,” a Hamilton Police spokesperson said in a release.

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“The victim, an 18-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening injuries resulting from a gunshot.”

The accused is a 22-year-old from the city facing an aggravated assault charge, robbery with a firearm and failing to comply with a probation order.

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Detectives are seeking witnesses and security camera footage from the area.

The shooting comes just hours after a similar unrelated disturbance in which shots were fired in a residential neighbourhood on Hamilton’s West Mountain.

Investigators say that incident happened around 11 p.m. Saturday on Purnell Drive and that a gun was discharged in a parking lot.

Anyone with information on either shooting can reach out to Hamilton police or Crime Stoppers.

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