Update: Reported shooting in St. Catharines

Photo credit: NewsTalk 610 CKTB

Photo credit: NewsTalk 610 CKTB

A shooting in St. Catharines occurred on Thursday afternoon. Niagara Regional Police have confirmed that three people have suffered gunshot wounds.

Victims have been transported to area hospital by Niagara EMS. One victim is in life-threatening condition and was flown to an out of Region trauma centre. A second victim is in critical condition and was taken to a local hospital before being air lifted to an out-of-town trauma centre as well. The third has minor injuries. It is believed the victims are men in their 20’s.

The NRP believe it was a targeted shooting.

Police believe there are two suspects on the loose. One is described as black, early 20’s, 5’11, dark complexion, short hair, earrings, slim build, black shirt with white writing on front,  black shorts to above knee with white on sides, change in pockets. The second is described as black , early 20’s, 6’3, muscular build, dread locks in pony tail tucked  up inside black hat, black shirt, grey track pants.

The incident occurred just around 3:45 p.m.

The public is being asked to stay away from the Queenston St. and Geneva St. area. Police also ask that the public avoid sharing videos and photos of the scene as it jeopardizes police safety.

Brock University’s Ghost Walk, which was planned for Thursday evening, has been postponed.

Police investigation is ongoing.

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