Hamilton

1 man in hospital, 2 people arrested after shooting near Highway 6 and York Road

Hamilton police say two men have been arrested following a daytime shooting near York Road and Highway 6 that left a 22-year-old with a gunshot wound.

Police believe the shooting was 'targeted,' say victim knew men who were arrested

Hamilton police says officers are investigating a shooting near York Road and Old Guelph Road. (Submitted by Nick Hall-Wood)

Hamilton police say two men have been arrested following a daytime shooting near York Road and Highway 6 that left a 22-year-old with a gunshot wound.

Police were called to the area around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 25, after several 911 calls about an active shooter, the service stated in a media release.

Officers found the victim wounded and transported him to hospital. The injured man has since been treated and released, said investigators.

Two other men were seen running from the area and police said they were arrested a short time later. A 31-year-old Hamilton man faces several firearm-related charges, including discharging with intent and assault with a weapon. A 32-year-old Hamilton man is also charged with assault with a weapon as well as being an occupant of a vehicle knowing a firearm was there.

Police said the victim and those who were arrested know each other. Investigators believe the shooting was "targeted" and aren't searching for any more suspects.

Nick Hall-Wood, who lives in a nearby neighbourhood, told CBC Hamilton police blocked off Newman Road and York Road after roughly 8 a.m.

"It's very peculiar to happen in this neighbourhood that's for sure ... it's more of a rural area," he said.

"We've talked to a few neighbours here that got turned away from driving on the road ... they're all surprised by it."

With files from Bobby Hristova

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