Man wanted in Sault Ste. Marie hotel shooting

Police are looking for a suspect after a weekend shooting at a Sault Ste. Marie hotel that left one man in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

35-year-old Alexander Benjamin McKenna believed to be armed, dangerous

Police are looking for a suspect after a weekend shooting at a Sault Ste. Marie hotel that left one man in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Alexander Benjamin McKenna, 35, is wanted for one count of attempted murder.

He is accused of shooting another man at the Roosevelt Hotel at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say they were called after an altercation in the bar area.

A man was taken to  the Sault Area Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound in the torso. He remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say that although McKenna and the victim knew each other, he is still believed to be armed and dangerous. They are advising the public not to approach him.

“He's alleged to have shot an individual in an establishment where there were still a number of people around,” said Staff Sgt. Jane Martynuck. “So at this time, we're going to consider him armed and dangerous."

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of McKenna is asked to contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 705-949-6300 or Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867.

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