Shots fired into Hamilton art facility

Police are investigating after shots were fired into an apartment above the Pearl Company in central Hamilton.
A bullet hole in the glass window of a top floor door at The Pearl Company, a performance and arts centre on Stephen St. (Adam Carter/CBC)

Gary Santucci woke to the sounds of gunshots and shattering glass in his central Hamilton apartment Wednesday morning.

"It's unsettling, but we have to deal with it," said Santucci, who lives in the apartment with his wife, Barbara Milne. "I don't know what else I can say other than that."

Around 3 a.m., authorities received reports of gunfire at the Pearl Company at 16 Steven St.

Santucci and Milne, who run the facility and live above it, were in their bedroom when they heard the gunshot and saw the door's glass shatter.  Neither was injured in the shooting.

A bullet hole can be seen piercing the window of their bedroom door, which is attached to a fire escape on the top floor of the building. Police said the incident may have been targeted, which Santucci said was alarming.

"I don't know what they actually meant by that," he said. "It would be very concerning to anyone if it happened at their home."

Santucci did not wish to comment further as police are still investigating.

"It's in their hands now."