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Walmart shooting suspect remains at large

The suspect involved in Thursday night’s shooting at the Walmart on Lasalle Boulevard remains at large, according to a Greater Sudbury Police spokesperson.
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A police officer is seen directing traffic around a Melvin Street property on Friday afternoon, where they believed they had found the suspect in Thursday night’s Walmart shooting.

The suspect involved in Thursday night’s shooting at the Walmart on Lasalle Boulevard remains at large, according to a Greater Sudbury Police spokesperson.

This, despite police believing they had tracked him down to a home on Melvin Street on Friday afternoon. Sudbury.com witnessed a strong police presence at the time, which dispersed after a few hours.

Today, Sudbury Police Service tweeted that they are still actively investigating the Walmart shooting and that the Melvin Street address was no longer contained as of Friday afternoon.

A 20-year-old man was reportedly shot in the Walmart incident during an altercation in the building’s lobby at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.

Police determined at the time that the incident was targeted and isolated, as the two men knew each other, and that there was no immediate threat to public safety.