3 cars shot at on Mountain driveway

Three cars parked in a driveway on the east Mountain were shot at overnight one night earlier this month. Police released information about the shooting on Wednesday.

It's the first police comment on the incident, which happened 19 days ago

Police are investigating after three cars in a Mountain driveway were shot at earlier this month. (The Canadian Press)

Three cars parked in a driveway on the Mountain were shot at overnight one night earlier this month. 

Nearly three weeks later, police confirmed the shots were fired and asked for help from anyone who might be able to help them piece together what happened.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, someone who lives on Macassa Avenue woke up to find three vehicles in the driveway had bullet holes in them, police said.

The shots were fired sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., police believe.

"Police believe this is a targeted shooting and there is no threat to public safety," police said in a news release. 

Police didn't say which home was the site of the shooting, but Macassa Lodge, a city-owned long-term care facility for seniors, is nearby. 

Kim Cameron said her parents live in senior's apartments next to the lodge, and said the crime scene was across the street.

She said the incident alarmed her 86-year-old mother, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She initially thought the sound was hail, as it had been raining.

'What if they come back?'

Cameron said she called and sent a message to Hamilton police three weeks ago trying to get a sense of whether her parents and the other seniors should be worried.

"My mom says, 'Oh, what if they come back?" she said. "'What if someone shoots back at them?' That's where their mindset is." 

Detectives interviewed her mother after the incident but as far as Cameron knows, there was no police message shared with neighbours about whether they should be concerned until the news release went out Wednesday, 19 days later.

"I'm not impressed in the least," Cameron said.

Staff Sgt. Marco Del Conte from Hamilton police did not immediately return calls for comment.

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