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Altercation led to shooting at Walmart: police report

Thursday night’s shooting incident at the Walmart on Lasalle Boulevard was the result of an altercation inside the building’s lobby, according to Greater Sudbury Police Service
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Police cruisers are seen at Sudbury’s Walmart on Lasalle Boulevard at approximately 11 p.m. March 31 investigating a firearms incident in which they report a 20-year-old man was shot.

An altercation between two men led to Thursday night’s shooting at the Walmart on Lasalle Boulevard, which resulted in one of the men being hospitalized after being shot.

The 20-year-old gunshot victim sustained what police describe as a serious but non-life-threatening injury and was transported to hospital by paramedics. 

Police were called to the scene at approximately 8:45 p.m., states a release by the Greater Sudbury Police Service this morning. 

They were informed that two men were involved in an altercation inside the doors of the building. One of the men reportedly shot the other man and fled the scene before police arrived.

Police are describing the incident as a targeted and isolated incident, as the two men know each other, and that there is no immediate threat to public safety. 

Although police had taped off the building’s front entrance area and there was still a heavy police presence when visited the scene at approximately 11 p.m., the Walmart was open for business this morning. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information about what took place to contact their Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.