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Updated: Victim in Bruce Ave shooting has died, now deemed a homicide

Name of the victim of the first homicide of 2022 won't be released pending notification of man's next of kin

Updated at 3:22 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say the 62-year-old man who was shot and taken to hospital with serious injuries has died.

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

His name will not be released as police are in the process of notifying his next of kin.

As a result of his death, this is now a homicide investigation, said police.

Through the investigation, it has been determined that the 62-year-old man was with two other men, dressed primarily in black clothing when the incident occurred.

Both men fled the scene prior to police being called.

Officers and CID detectives with the assistance of the K9 Unit completed an evidentiary ground search in the area of Bruce Avenue. Officers remain on scene and will continue to canvass for information and video surveillance footage.

Anyone with information related to this incident or the involved individuals is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.


Residents in the Bruce Avenue area will notice a heavy police presence this morning after what is believed to be a shooting earlier today.

Greater Sudbury Police were called to the area at around 6:15 a.m. Jan. 21 regarding a possible shooting. 

“Information provided was that multiple people were seen outside on the balcony of an apartment unit when a man was possibly shot,” GSPS said in a news release.

When officers arrived, they reported finding a man with what they believed to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital by paramedics with what police described as “critical injuries.”

“The involved individuals fled the scene prior to police being contacted,” GSPS said.

Patrol Operations and Criminal Investigation Division officers remain on the scene and “community members can expect an increased police presence for a prolonged period of time as the investigation is ongoing.”

Detectives will be canvassing the area for information and video surveillance footage.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident and we do not believe there to be an increased risk to the general public,” GSPS said.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers 705-222-8477.