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Man charged with first-degree murder following Hanmer shooting

50-year-old victim pronounced dead while in hospital

A 51-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Hanmer late Sunday night

On July 12, Greater Sudbury Police received a call regarding a Weapons Complaint outside of a residence on Rita Street around 7 p.m.

It was later determined that the man had attended a social gathering at the residence with a gun and had shot the victim multiple times after an altercation erupted between the two. 

By the time police arrived, however, the weapon had already been taken from the suspect.

The victim was transported to the hospital alongside the suspect, who had sustained self-inflicted injuries. 

The 50-year-old victim later succumbed to his injuries while in the care of the hospital.

"Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends," said GSPS in the release. 

"His name will not be released out of respect for the family's wishes. We ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time."

Police do not believe this to be evidence of a threat to public safety, but an isolated and targeted incident seeing as the two individuals were known to each other. 

He has been charged with numerous Criminal Code offences including:

  • First-Degree murder
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (x3)
  • Careless Use of a Firearm (x2)
  • Firearm - Use While Committing an Offence
  • Pointing a Firearm (x2)
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent 

The accused is scheduled to attend Bail Court this morning, July 13, to answer to the charges.