Police were called to the scene of St. Paul Street and Queen Street in downtown St. Catharines at around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday following a shooting.
Niagara police say a 24-year-old male was shot and has life threatening injuries. He’s been transported to an out-of-town hospital.
The suspect, in his early 20’s, was last seen heading westbound in the St. Paul and Ontario street area.
He is described to be black with a slender build, wearing a dark blue hooded athletic track suit with a solid white strip down the side of the jacket and pants.
The downtown area is known to be heavily populated during the time of the shooting, but there are no other injuries and the area has since reopened.
Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the shooting, is asked to contact detectives at 905-788-4111 option 4, (9046).