Man suffers life-threatening gunshot wounds after St. Thomas, Ont. shooting

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St. Thomas, Ont., police say a man suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds after a shooting at a residence Saturday morning.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., officials announced officers were in the area of Palm Street for an investigation and asked the public to avoid the area.

Half an hour later, police confirmed a shooting took place. Officials believed it was targeted with no risk to the public.

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Around 11:30 a.m., police said the area had reopened.

Police say the victim was rushed to hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas police at 519-631-1224 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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