Hamilton murder victim identified as 23-year-old man: police

Hamilton police investigate a fatal shooting in the east end. Global News

Hamilton police are investigating a fatal shooting in the city’s east end.

Just after 8 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to Morris and Glendale avenues near King Street East and Dunsmure Road, where a man in his 20s was shot and killed.

In an update to media on Monday afternoon, police identified the victim as Everton Frost, 23, who was from the Hamilton area.

Det. Sgt. Sarah Beck said Frost was found with “multiple” gunshot wounds in the middle of Morris Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene.

She said the shooting is believed to have been targeted but police do not have any suspect information at this time and the motive is still under investigation.

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Hamilton Police have confirmed that Frost had been known to them, and late Monday, a spokesperson confirmed that he had been charged in August of 2020, in a guns and drugs investigation.

The public is being asked to check surveillance cameras in the surrounding area between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday for any suspicious activity.

It follows a weekend of shootings across the city, including two early Saturday.

One took place just before 4 a.m. near Upper James Street and Churchill Avenue. One person was treated for a non-life-threatening injury. In that case, police say two suspects were seen fleeing on foot.

About an hour later, officers responded to a shooting on Sherman Avenue North between Barton Street East and Princess Street.

A man was found and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are asking residents in the areas to review their security surveillance cameras around the time of those shootings as well.

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