No evidence Limberlost shooting gang- or drug-related: Police (update)
London Community News
Update (Sept. 20, 3:15 p.m.): The motive remains unknown as London police continue to investigate a shooting earlier this week in the city’s northwest.
London police report they do not have evidence to indicate that this was gang- or drug-related. Police continue to investigate as if this was a random act, an accident, a case of mistaken identity, or if the victim was a target of a criminal act.
To aid this investigation the London Police Street Gang Unit will be present and visible in the Limberlost area. Although there is no indication of gang involvement, the Street Gang Unit has been deployed into the area as they have specific training and experience around the initial investigation of shootings.
The Street Gang Unit will be speaking to residents and citizens who are encouraged to speak to the members of this unit in order to assist police to move forward in their investigation.
The victim has been cooperative with the investigation.
A 20-year-old male was shot this morning (Sept. 19), just after midnight, in the area of Limberlost Road and Fairfax Court. The male was treated at the hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
The London Police Service Major Crime Section is investigating this event and is seeking assistance from the public.
"We don't know the motive of the shooting at this point," said London police spokesperson Const. Dennis Rivest. "That is one of the things we are still investigating."
If anyone has information in relation to this incident they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.