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Four in custody after early morning gunfire on Willow Street

Teen hospitalized with gunshot wounds, three others in custody

Early morning gunfire on Willow Street in the city’s West End sent one person to hospital and three into police custody.

Greater Sudbury Police said they received a call for service just before 2:15 a.m. this morning (Oct. 5) after receiving reports of what was believed to be gunshots. 

“Information provided was that multiple gunshots had been heard and that a man had possibly been shot,” police said.

Officers dispatched saw a vehicle leaving the area where the gunshots were reported and conducted a traffic stop.

“While speaking with the individuals (officers) determined that one of the parties had sustained what appeared to be gunshot wounds,” GSPS said. “The 19-year-old man was transported to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services with serious injuries.

“Upon searching the vehicle, a loaded gun was located. An additional occupant of the vehicle, a 35-year-old man, was taken into custody.”

After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the police service’s Emergency Response Unit was dispatched to a residence on Willow Street where it was believed others in the incident were still inside.

“Officers set up containment of the residence while members of ERU attempted to establish communication with the people inside,” GSPS said.

Shortly after 5 a.m., police report a 37-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man surrendered to police without incident. Police believe the shooting was a targetted incident.

GSPS said in a news release that officers remain at the Willow Street residence awaiting a search warrant. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division will be conducting the investigation.

The four individuals remain in police custody, one of whom is in hospital. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact GSPS at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477