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Drive-by victim was targeted: Police

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 30, 2014 - 11:23 AM |

Police looking for suspect vehicle in drive-by shooting

Greater Sudbury Police Service said they believe the victim who was shot at in the drive-by shooting on Denis Crescent in Azilda on April 29 was deliberately targeted by the assailant, and this was not a random act of violence.

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Up until April 29, the biggest worry residents of Denis Crescent in Azilda had was flooding in the ditches.

That changed around 9 p.m. when gunshots rang out, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening, said Howard Maitland, a resident of Denis Crescent.

“I heard two shots, but I don't know which direction they came from,” he said. “I know there was a black car that was shot at, and then the police showed up. It was absolutely out of the ordinary for this neighbourhood.”

Greater Sudbury Police Service said several shots were fired from a vehicle at a 24-year-old man who was seated in a parked car. At least one bullet hit the victim's car, but the victim was uninjured.

Staff Sgt. John Somerset said there isn't much more information being released at this time, other than that the victim isn't a resident of the Denis Crescent, and that he was visiting at the time of the incident.

Police wouldn't confirm how many shots were fired or if there was more than one vehicle struck by a bullet.

Officers are noGreater Sudbury Police said the victim shot at in the drive-by shooting in Azilda on April 29 was deliberately targeted by the assailant, and this was not a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS (8477), online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com or by texting TIPSUD and the information to CRIMES (274637).
w looking for help to locate the suspect vehicle. It is described as a light-coloured van or SUV, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC or Dodge Caravan.

The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Service.

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Police are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting on Denis Crescent in Azilda on April 29.

Greater Sudbury Police Service said officers were called to a weapons complaint at about 9 p.m. where several shots were fired from a vehicle at a 24-year-old man sitting in a parked car.

Bullets hit the vehicle, but the victim was uninjured.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was last seen driving southbound on Marier Street. It is described as a light-coloured van or SUV, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC or Dodge Caravan.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS (8477), online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com or by texting TIPSUD and the information to CRIMES (274637).

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