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Updated: Police say they got the wrong man, and Timmins-area murder suspect still at large

Police have determined the suspect arrested yesterday was not responsible for the shooting that left one man dead and two people in hospital
2021-09-23 fatal shooting MH
A Timmins Police cruiser outside the building where one person was killed and two injured after a shooting in the early hours of Sept. 23, 2021.

TIMMINS — Updated Sept. 24 at 12:15 p.m.: The suspect in a Schumacher murder investigation is still at large.

Yesterday, Timmins Police said a suspect was arrested north of Barrie. Police have determined that the man arrested was not responsible for the shooting that left one man dead and two people in hospital.

"The Timmins Police Service continues to seek information on the whereabouts of the person responsible for the shooting," reads an update from police today (Sept. 24).

The investigation into the Sept. 23 shooting in an apartment on Father Costello Drive is ongoing and proceeding at a "healthy pace."

A local man died at the scene. His identity has not been released.

The other two people — a man and a woman who are both from Timmins — were brought to Timmins and District Hospital with gunshot wounds.

As of yesterday afternoon, the male victim was conscious and alert and the woman was transferred to another hospital. Both victims remain in hospital today.

The scene of the shooting remains under the control of Timmins Police.

"An obvious police presence in Schumacher can be expected as various sites merit police scrutiny in keeping with this investigation," reads today's update.

The shooting is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety at this point.

Police are working under the premise that the people involved were familiar with each other. They suspect it is "part of the drug subculture in the Timmins area".

Anyone who saw something suspicious in the area is asked to call Timmins Police at 705-264-1201. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Original story:

The suspect in a Schumacher murder investigation has been arrested. 

Timmins Police communications co-ordinator Marc Depatie said the male suspect was arrested just north of Barrie thanks to a collaborative effort with the Greater Sudbury Police and OPP. 

The name of the suspect and list of charges are expected later this week.

The investigation into an early-morning shooting that left one person dead and two people in hospital is ongoing.

Around 1:30 a.m. today (Sept. 23) three people were located in an apartment on Father Costello Drive after a neighbour heard gunshots and called police.

A local man died at the scene. His identity has not been released.

The other two people — a man and a woman who are both from Timmins — were brought to Timmins and District Hospital with gunshot wounds.

Depatie said the male victim is conscious and alert and the woman was transferred to another hospital.

The shooting is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety at this point.

Police are working under the premise that the people involved were familiar with each other. They suspect it is "part of the drug subculture in the Timmins area".

Anyone who saw something suspicious in the area is asked to call Timmins Police at 705-264-1201. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.